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Sixteen Candles


4 May 1984

1 hr 33 min

Comedy, Romance

When you're just sixteen anything can happen!
Samantha's life is going downhill fast. She has a crush on the most popular boy in school, but the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her sixteenth birthday!


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Budget: $7M


John Hughes



Production Companies

Universal Pictures


Molly Ringwald (as Samantha 'Sam' Baker)
Justin Henry (as Mike Baker)
Michael Schoeffling (as Jake Ryan)
Haviland Morris (as Caroline Mulford)
Gedde Watanabe (as Long Duk Dong)
Anthony Michael Hall (as Geek 'Farmer Ted')
Paul Dooley (as Jim Baker)
Carlin Glynn (as Brenda Baker)
Blanche Baker (as Ginny Baker)
Edward Andrews (as Howard Baker)
Billie Bird (as Dorthy Baker)
Carole Cook (as Grandma Helen)
Max Showalter (as Grandpa Fred)
Liane Curtis (as Randy)
John Cusack (as Bryce)
Darren Harris (as Cliff)
Debbie Pollack (as Lumberjack (as Deborah Pollack))
Ross Berkson (as Ray Gun Geek #1)
Jonathan Chapin (as Jimmy Montrose)
Joan Cusack (as Geek Girl #1)
Brian Doyle-Murray (as Reverend)
Bekka Eaton (as Female D.J.)
Pamela Elser (as Shower Double (as Paula Elser))
Steven Farber (as Ray Gun Geek #2)
Jami Gertz (as Robin)
John Kapelos (as Rudy)
Marge Kotlisky (as Irene)
Tony Longo (as Rock)
Steve Monarque (as Jock)
Bill Orsi (as Bruno)
Beth Ringwald (as Patty)
Zelda Rubinstein (as Organist)
Dennis Vero (as Bus Driver)
Elaine Wilkes (as Tracy)



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