On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Even worse, some total dork (Anthony Michael Hall) keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake (Michael Schoeffling). Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by outre relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid.~Brian J. Dillard
Celebrating Sixteen Candles - Revisit Sixteen Candles in this 10-part documentary featuring interviews with cast members as they discuss their experiences in making this quintessential coming-of-age teen comedy! Filmmakers such as Amy Heckerling (Fast Times At Ridgemont High) and Diablo Cody (Juno) reflect on the cultural impact of the film and how director John Hughes revolutionalized the entire teem comedy genre
Molly RingwaldSamantha Baker
Anthony Michael HallGeek
Paul DooleyJim Baker
Liane Alexandra CurtisRandy
Justin HenryMike Baker
Gedde WatanabeLong Duk Dong
Carlin GlynnBrenda Baker
Jonathan ChapinJimmy Montrose
Joan CusackGeek Girl No.1
Dennis VeroBus Driver
Hilton A. GreenProducer
Ira NewbornComposer (Music Score)
Jimmy IovineMusical Direction/Supervision
John W. CorsoProduction Designer
Michelle ManningAssociate Producer
Ned TanenExecutive Producer
Mark A. PetersonCostume Designer
James R. AlexanderSound/Sound Designer
Newt ArnoldFirst Assistant Director
Gary B. KibbeCamera Operator
Kay H. WhippleStunts
Billy HigginsLocation Manager
Bob JohnstonSound Editor
Bruce BellSound Editor
Charles HirschhornProduction Assistant
Daniel FranklinUnit Production Manager
Edouard F. Henriques, IIIMakeup
Elliot TysonRe-Recording Mixer
John StacySupervising Sound Editor
Michael WilhoitSound Editor
Rick KlineRe-Recording Mixer
Robert J. LittRe-Recording Mixer
Sandy KingScript Supervisor
Year of Release
DVD, Flashback Edition
Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1), Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
I wish they could make more movies like this honestly, because the movies nowadays, they lost that special touch and fun and outgoing feeling... its nothing but hookers or gangsters or cartels nowadays... superb movie and highly recommend...
Classic 80’s nostalgia. Brings me back to the VHS days to the times when life seemed less aggressive and kinder. The world has changed so much since then. I can say it’s an escapism from the current insanity we are in right now
I love this fun movie. I can relate to the characters and it's hilarious too.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Such a fun movie.
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Such a fun movie. This is one of those movies you remember from the 80s. So much truth of what some family probably went through back in the 80s. The movie also looked great on Blu-ray. Plus the sound is perfect.
A great politically incorrect film and funny with heart. John Hughes couldn't make this film today. I'm Asian and Long Duk Dong made me laugh...get over your PC! Gedde Watanabe is also fine with the part as he gives an interview in the bonus section.