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The Sure Thing Details


Director [[Performer~P107886~Rob Reiner~robreiner]]'s The Sure Thing is essentially [[Feature~V25509~It Happened One Night~ithappenedonenight]] for the 1980s, but its lack of surprise in no way impedes its entertainment value. [[Performer~P16329~John Cusack~johncusack]] plays Walter "Gib" Gibson, a self-involved college freshman who makes plans to head to California, there to touch base (and a few other things) with a "sure thing" played by [[Performer~P65216~Nicollette Sheridan~nicollettesheridan]]. Likewise planning a westward journey is coed Alison Bradbury ([[Performer~P78728~Daphne Zuniga~daphnezuniga]]), a control freak who has a wealthy, stuffy fiancé over there. Gib and Alison despise one another on sight -- so naturally, they are compelled to travel to California together. The fact that everyone in the audience knows precisely how this one will end up is inconsequential; [[Performer~P16329~Cusack~johncusack]] and [[Performer~P78728~Zuniga~daphnezuniga]] deliver such engaging performances that we're pulling for them to wise up and discover one another from the very first scene. One of the best bits: the mismatched couple being bombarded with an ear-piercing rendition of "The Age of Aquarius" by their dippy traveling companions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


John Cusack
as Walter "Gib" Gibson
Daphne Zuniga
as Alison Bradbury
Anthony Edwards
as Lance
Boyd Gaines
as Jason
Tim Robbins
as Gary Cooper
Lisa Jane Persky
as Mary Ann Webster
Viveca Lindfors
as Prof. Taub
Nicollette Sheridan
as The Sure Thing
Larry Hankin
as Truck Driver
Steve Pink
as Football Player
Danielle von Zerneck
as Julie
Lorrie Lightle
as Lucy
Sunshine Parker
as Cowboy Guy
Robert Bauer
as Moke
Fran Ryan
as Lady in Car
Joshua Cadman
as Jimbo
Robert Snively
as Clerk
Carmen Filpi
as Bus Station Bum
Julie Ow
as Girl in Sarong
Rosalind Moreland
as Barmaid
Frantz Turner
as Cop
Amy Resnick
as Marsha
Marcia Christie
as Julie
Teresa Baxter
as Rose Lady
Garry Goodrow
as Pick-Up Driver
Jimmy Baron
as Guy at Frat Party
Marty Layton
as Frat Guy
Tracy Reiner
as Alison's Friend
Chris Rydell
as Charlie
George Memmoli
as Man in Bar
John Putch
as Martin
Noelle Williams
as Katherine
Sarah Buxton
as Sharon
John Putch
as Will
Richard Hamilton
as Bartender


Rob Reiner
Steven L. Bloom
Jonathan Roberts
Robert Elswit
Tom Scott
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Leighton
Lilly Kilvert
Production Designer
Andrew Scheinman
Irwin Winkler
Executive Producer
Henry Winkler
Executive Producer
Lisa Fischer
Set Designer
Robert Eber
Sound/Sound Designer
John Frazier
Special Effects
Jeff Wischnack
Special Effects
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Steve Nicolaides
Production Manager
Patricia Messina