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Say Anything... (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 April 1989 (USA)
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A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

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Cameron Crowe

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Cameron Crowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Lloyd Dobler
Ione Skye ... Diane Court
John Mahoney ... James Court
Lili Taylor ... Corey Flood
Amy Brooks Amy Brooks ... D.C.
Pamela Adlon ... Rebecca (as Pamela Segall)
Jason Gould Jason Gould ... Mike Cameron
Loren Dean ... Joe
Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ... Jason Dobler
Charles Walker ... Principal
Russel Lunday Russel Lunday ... Parent
Polly Platt Polly Platt ... Mrs. Flood
Gloria Cromwell Gloria Cromwell ... Ruth
Jeremy Piven ... Mark
Patrick O'Neill Patrick O'Neill ... Denny
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Storyline

High school senior Lloyd Dobler wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her over-protective father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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She's got every thing going for her. He's going for her with every thing he's got. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...Say Anything... See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,781,385
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An unusual number of the actors in this movie are themselves the children of well-known entertainment industry professionals. Ione Skye (Diane Court) is the daughter of the Scottish pop singer Donovan; Pamela Adlon (Rebecca) is the daughter of TV writer Don Segall; Jason Gould (Mike Cameron) is the son of singer Barbra Streisand and actor Elliott Gould; Chynna Phillips (Mimi) is the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of the 1960s group The Mamas and the Papas; Amy Brooks (D.C. ) is a daughter of director, writer, and Say Anything producer James L. Brooks. See more »

Goofs

Diane's father gets the news of her winning the Reed Scholarship by phone and rushes over to the nursing home to tell her. However Lloyd congratulates her on the phone for winning it the same day, saying he read about it in the paper. See more »

Quotes

Jim Court: You're not a permanent part of her life. You're a distraction.
Lloyd Dobler: I'm the distraction that's going with her to England, sir.
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Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: P.S. I Love You (2013) See more »

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Flower
Written by Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and 'Hiro Yamamoto'
Produced by Soundgarden and Drew Canulette
Performed by Soundgarden
Courtesy of SST Records
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Who says teen romance needs to be perverse? 10/10
9 March 2002 | by The_WoodSee all my reviews

Very few films have even tried to be as smart and honest as Say Anything. The film, which is more then 10 years old, still remains to be one of the strongest pieces of romantic cinema. Not only do John Cusack and Ione Skye have perfect chemistry; not only is John Mahoney's character one of the most complicated father figures in the history of film; not only is the screen play delightfully honest; but everything just seems to fit right in this movie. A true treasure


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