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Ione Skye plays Diane Court, high-school valedictorian on the verge of heading to England on a prestigious scholarship. This is especially thrilling to Diane's divorced father, James (John Mahoney), who has always shared a special relationship with the girl, less father/daughter than friend/friend. When Diane begins dating irresponsible army brat Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack), her father despairs at her choice of an "underachiever." Pressured by her dad to break off the relationship, Diane spends the rest of the summer being pursued by the lovestruck Lloyd, who does everything he can to win her back. Diane finally realizes there's more to life than perfection when her sainted father comes under the scrutiny of the IRS. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 14, 1989


John Cusack
as Lloyd Dobler
Ione Skye
as Diane Court
John Mahoney
as James Court
Lili Taylor
as Corey Flood
Amy Brooks
as D.C.
Pamela Segall
as Rebecca
Jason Gould
as Mike Cameron
Loren Dean
as Joe
Joan Cusack
as Lloyd's Sister (uncredited)
Lois Chiles
as Diane's Mother (uncredited)
Eric Stoltz
as Vahlere
Jeremy Piven
as Mark
Don "The Dragon" Wilson
as Sparring Partner
Philip Baker Hall
as IRS Boss
Polly Platt
as Mrs. Flood
Chynna Phillips
as Mimi
Bill Stevenson
as Partier
Charles Walker
as Principal
Jaime Gomez
as Partier
Patrick O'Neill
as Denny
Allison Roth
as Tammy
Jay R. Goldenberg
as Al Kerwin
Glenn Walker Harris, Jr.
as Jason
Christopher Ziesmer
as Guy #4
Donald Willis
as Guy #2
Gloria Cromwell
as Ruth
Gregory Sporleder
as Howard
Annie Waterman
as IRS Secretary
Arlan Feiles
as Guy #3
Montrose Hagins
as Bess
Nicholas Kallsen
as Nose-Setter
Richard Portnow
as Agent Stewart
Russel Lunday
as Parent
Stephen Shortridge
as Ray
Tom Lawrence
as Shop Customer
Bebe Neuwirth
as Mrs. Evans
Jerry Ziesmer
as U.S. Attorney
Jim Ladd
as D.J.
Joanna Frank
as Mrs. Kerwin
John Bruner
as Guy
John Hillner
as Court's Attorney
Jonathan Chapin
as Guy #1
Kathleen Layman
as Saleswoman
Kathryn Fuller
as Eva
Lenore Woodward
as Sabina
Lisanne Falk
as Sandra
Kim Walker
as Sheila


Cameron Crowe
Polly Platt
Cameron Crowe
Laszlo Kovacs
Anne Dudley
Composer (Music Score)
Danny Bramson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Marks
Mark Mansbridge
Production Designer
Richard Marks
James L. Brooks
Executive Producer
Jane Ruhm
Costume Designer
Jerry Ziesmer
First Assistant Director
Michael Gershman
Camera Operator
Randy Stone
Jack Roe
Production Manager
Cheri Minns