Can't Buy Me Love

August 14th, 1987


Can't Buy Me Love

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A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Release Year: 1987

Rating: 6.3/10 (10,981 voted)

Director: Steve Rash

Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains

Ronald Miller is tired of being a nerd, and makes a deal with one of the most popular girls in school to help him break into the "cool" clic. He offers her a thousand dollars to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. It succeeds, but he soon learns that the price of popularity may be higher than he expected.

Patrick Dempsey - Ronald Miller
Amanda Peterson - Cindy Mancini
Courtney Gains - Kenneth Wurman
Tina Caspary - Barbara
Seth Green - Chuckie Miller
Sharon Farrell - Mrs. Mancini
Darcy DeMoss - Patty
Dennis Dugan - David Miller
Cloyce Morrow - Judy Miller
Devin DeVasquez - Iris
Cort McCown - Quint
Eric Bruskotter - Big John
Gerardo Mejía - Ricky
Ami Dolenz - Fran
Max Perlich - Lester

Taglines: Ronald is making an investment in his senior year. He's hiring the prettiest cheerleader in school to be his girlfriend.

Release Date: 14 August 1987

Filming Locations: 3050 N Hill Farm Drive, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Gross: $31,623,833 (USA)

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Did You Know?

Original Title of the movie was, "Boy Rents Girl".

Continuity: The brand of beer held by Ronald and Iris at the New Year's Eve party.

Ronald Miller: I'm going to a party. John Richmond's, with Cindi Mancini.
Chuckie Miller: Cindi Mancini? Senior, captain of the cheerleaders, most beautiful girl in the history of this county?
Ronald Miller: That's her. Well, I'm late, gotta bolt.
Chuckie Miller: Bolt? Something stinks in suburbia.

User Review

80's Entertainment At Its Best


I love those cheesy 80's teenage love stories. They are fun and entertaining. "Can't Buy Me Love" is one of the better ones for sure. It is one of those movies that you can watch over and over and still love it. The story is interesting and the performances are great. Amanda Peterson is fantastic as the high-priced yet emotionally repressed love interest of lawnboy Patrick Dempsey. The story is funny and moving and can even make you cry. Watch it with friends, watch it alone, watch it with someone you love and remember the pressures of high school and the friends that got you through it.


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