Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Harry Dean Stanton
Howard Deutch (Director), John Hughes (Screenplay)
Released: Feb. 28th, 1986
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
Andie is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Director: Howard Deutch
Writer: John Hughes
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader, Annie Potts, Harrry Dean Stanton
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romanc.
The largely flat cast of characters may not be all that endearing, but the actors involved at least do their best to infuse said characters with some small degree of charm - I've already mentioned Stanton bringing his usual drawling that-guy charisma to his role as Ringwald's dad, but I think Cryer and Spader don't do all that badly in some otherwise unfortunate roles (to say nothing of Annie Potts as the owner-operator of the record store where Ringwald works).