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Can't Buy Me Love Details


Borrowing a chapter from the [[Performer~P95115~John Hughes~johnhughes]] school of teen comedy, this likeable caper was a box office success. [[Performer~P18549~Patrick Dempsey~patrickdempsey]] stars as Ronald Miller, a high school nerd about to enter his senior year, who longs for acceptance as one of the "cool kids." His next-door neighbor Cindy Mancini ([[Performer~P56330~Amanda Peterson~amandapeterson]]) is a cheerleader and one of the most popular girls in school, but she doesn't even know that Ronald exists. When she ruins an expensive outfit of her mother's, Ronald offers the $1,000 needed to replace it, if she will pretend to date him for one month. Although skeptical about Ronald's plan, Cindy agrees, and her "new boyfriend" turns out to be right about what he thinks dating Cindy will do for him -- he becomes accepted by the school's snobs because of his association with one of their own. At least, for a while. Originally titled "Boy Rents Girl," Can't Buy Me Love (1987) was the first production launched by former studio executive [[Performer~P103689~Thom Mount~thommount]] after leaving his high-profile post. His company went on to produce weightier material such as [[Feature~V7502~Bull Durham~bulldurham]] (1988), [[Feature~V24750~The Indian Runner~theindianrunner]] (1991), and [[Feature~V132230~Natural Born Killers~naturalbornkillers]] (1994). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:August 14, 1987


Patrick Dempsey
as Ronald Miller
Amanda Peterson
as Cindy Mancini
Courtney Gains
as Kenneth Wurman
Seth Green
as Chuckie Miller
Tina Caspary
as Barbara
Devin DeVasquez
as Iris
Darcy de Moss
as Patty
Eric Bruskotter
as Big John
James Gooden
as Mr. Wurman
Phil Simms
as Rock
Wayne Chandler
as African Host
Todd Walsh
as Stocky Jones
Ty Gray
as Duane
Cloyce Morrow
as Judy Miller
Cort McCown
as Quint
Jan Rooney
as Mrs. Hagmer
Steve Franken
as Moda Clerk
Sharon Farrell
as Mrs. Mancini
Gerardo Mejia
as Ricky
Corissa Miller
as Transfer Girl
Ami Dolenz
as Fran
Dennis Dugan
as David Miller
Will Hannah
as Camera Salesman
Max Perlich
as Lester
Erin O'Flaherty
as Fr. Wurman
Tudor Sherrard
as Brent
David Schermerhorn
as Albert


Steve Rash
Thom Mount
Michael Swerdlick
Wayne Rice
Peter Lyons Collister
Robert Folk
Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Folk
Composer (Music Score)
Jeff Gourson
Mark Burg
Steven Saxton
Associate Producer
Ron Beckman
Executive Producer
Jere Henshaw
Executive Producer
Andrew Bernard
Set Designer
Gregory Poe
Costume Designer
Paula Abdul
Caro Jones
Cher Slater