Sixteen Candles

1984 (PG)

Samantha Baker is approaching her sixteenth birthday, but sees little to celebrate. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her big day. She has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Worse still, the object of her affections is being courted by the school's most desirable student - can Samantha trust her quarry to value brains over beauty?


Anthony Michael Hall
Joan Cusack
Geek Girl #1
John Cusack
Justin Henry
Mike Baker
Michael Schoeffling
Molly Ringwald


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