Sixteen Candles [1984]... Things You Might Not Know?

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The license plate on Jake's car reads "21850", which is director John Hughes's birthday (2/18/50).

When Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall first met, they did not get along at all. Director John Hughes took them shopping at a music store and they discovered they had similar musical tastes and eventually got along.

The cake at the end of the movie is actually made of cardboard.

Both Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall were 16 years old upon release of Sixteen Candles.

The movie's line "Can I borrow your underpants for ten minutes?" was voted as the #86 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.

The character of Long Duk Dong was supposed to be a teenager but Gedde Watanabe, who portrayed him, was 28 years old at the time this was filmed.

Other than Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos is the only actor to appear in all three of Hughes teen films that were under contract with Universal. In Weird Science he can been seen at the table in the bar. In The Breakfast Club, he serves as the janitor. In Sixteen Candles, he stars as Sam's future brother-in-law.

So what is your favorite part of this film?
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
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8 comments:

  1. I love this movie. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. And it's one of the only PG movies to drop the F bomb.

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  3. I loved Long-Duck-Dong. I loved it when the preppie B got her blonde locks caught in a door and her drunk-stupid friend found the biggest pair of scissors to cut her hair out of the door. I loved it when Grandma got a hold of Molly's ta-tas. THis was a great movie. Still is.

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  4. I pretty much love all John Hughes films.

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  5. Any scene with the Donger. "What's happening hot stuff?"

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  6. Great trivia list Jeremy. "Can I borrow your underpants for ten minutes?" is useful for lots of occasions.

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  7. I love the movie too. I bet my teen would absolutely hate it. I think I'll rent it and make her watch it anyway. :)

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  8. Love that movie. And did not know those facts! Good to know.

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