Some Kind of Wonderful

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Overview

In a gender-reversed version of his previous hit Pretty in Pink, John Hughes retreads all-too- familiar ground in Some Kind of Wonderful, the story of a sensitive, young would-be artist, Keith Eric Stoltz, who vies for the affection of his high school's popularity queen, Amanda Lea Thompson, seemingly out of some deep-rooted insecurity regarding his social ineptitude. He enlists the help of his butch best friend and fellow misfit, Watts Mary Stuart Masterson, unaware that she secretly pines for him. While she ...
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Overview

In a gender-reversed version of his previous hit Pretty in Pink, John Hughes retreads all-too- familiar ground in Some Kind of Wonderful, the story of a sensitive, young would-be artist, Keith Eric Stoltz, who vies for the affection of his high school's popularity queen, Amanda Lea Thompson, seemingly out of some deep-rooted insecurity regarding his social ineptitude. He enlists the help of his butch best friend and fellow misfit, Watts Mary Stuart Masterson, unaware that she secretly pines for him. While she goads him to give up his pointless pursuit of Amanda, he encounters one other small obstacle -- Amanda's rich bully of a boyfriend, Hardy Craig Sheffer, who threatens Keith with a face rearrangement. Undeterred, Keith decides he will, by any means necessary, escort his dream girl to the prom -- but not before he buys her expensive jewelry with the money from his college fund in order to impress her. Hughes expects the audience to side with Keith when his father protests. Some Kind of Wonderful is pure fantasy, but the plot is too tired and flawed for it to be completely satisfactory escapism. Still, the performances are all-around good and the ending is slightly more likeable than its predecessor's. Hughes decided to use the original Pretty in Pink ending, which had been dropped from the original after poor audience response at the advance screenings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929304486
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,995

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Stoltz Keith Nelson
Mary Stuart Masterson Watts/"Drummer Girl"
Lea Thompson Amanda Jones
Craig Sheffer Hardy Jenns
John Ashton Cliff Nelson
Elias Koteas Duncan
Molly Hagan Shayne
Maddie Corman Laura Nelson
Jane Elliot Carol Nelson
Candace Cameron Cindy Nelson
Chynna Phillips Mia
Carmine Caridi Museum Guard
Lee Garlington Gym Instructor
Laura Leigh Hughes Holly
Peter Elbing Maitre d'
Patricia Gaul Mrs. Gale
Ken Kimmins Detention Teacher
James MacDonald Hardy's Friend
J. Patrick McNamara Fight Teacher
Jonathan Schmock Carparker
James Vallely Carparker
Christine Spiotta Waitress
Steve Alterman Party Guest
Pamela Anderson Party Guest
Cathy Cavadini Party Guest
Ike Eisenmann Party Guest
Deborah Fallender Party Guest
Noelle Harling Party Guest
Vernon Scott Party Guest
Scott Coffey Ray
Barbara Iley Party Guest
Paige Pollack Party Guest
Technical Credits
Howard Deutch Director
Michael Chinich Executive Producer, Producer
Ronald B. Colby Executive Producer, Producer
John Hughes Producer, Screenwriter
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
John Musser Score Composer
Gregory Pickrell Art Director, Production Designer
Josan F. Russo Production Designer
Bud Smith Editor
Scott Smith Editor
Linda Spheeris Set Decoration/Design
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Judith Weiner Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Some Kind of Wonderful
1. Main Title [3:24]
2. College Plans [3:38]
3. Perfect Friend [2:53]
4. Creatively Inclined [4:39]
5. The Rich and the Beautiful [6:04]
6. Detention [5:34]
7. Asking Out Amanda [5:12]
8. A Ride Home [7:41]
9. Hardy's Invitation [10:46]
10. Not Giving In [2:46]
11. Amanda's Friends [1:46]
12. College Funds [1:49]
13. Kissing Lesson [:16]
14. Amanda Jones [3:32]
15. Where's the Money, Keith? [2:25]
16. Chauffeured Date [4:45]
17. Dinner for Two [2:17]
18. Private Showing [4:15]
19. Hollywood Bowl [3:17]
20. Hardy Jenns' Party [5:32]
21. For the Right Reasons [6:40]
22. End Credits [2:03]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Some Kind of Wonderful
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      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: English 2.0 Surround
      Audio Options: Fran├žais
      Audio Options: Commentary By Director Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Special Features
      Commentary By Director Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson
      The Making of Some Kind of Wonderful
      Meet the Cast
      The Music
      John Hughes Time Capsule
      Photo Gallery
      Previews
   Scene Selection
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    some kind of wonderful

    great movie.! its about being yourself and romance its hard to explain the movie because it has so much in it sooo take my word for it and watch it.! one of the best 80s movies even though the 80s has soo many good movies i mean what happend.? i wish all the movies were like these ones.! im 14 years old (people like to know my age).

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    THIS MOVIE IS WONDERFUL

    This movie is a teen comedy about dating, plans for the future, and being true to yourself. As in other John Hughes films, the movie doesn't talk down to teens and takes their emotions, fears, thoughts and dreams seriously. The performances of Thompson, Masterson and Stoltz are fantastic. I believe this was Masterson's first film, and she's amazing in it. Stoltz is great as Keith, the misfit who at the end does get the girl. It's one I remember from my adolescence, and love that is available on DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one movie that i'll always truly love!!

    some kind of wonderful is one of the best movies from the 80's the plot to the movie Ketih played by Eric Stoltz is best friends with Watts played by Mary Stuart Masterson who is a tom boy with real short hair sorta has that punk look to her anyway Keith likes pretty girl Amanda Jones played by Lea Thompson the popular beauitful girl Watts has a secert crush on Keith and even though there best friends she loves him however Keith ends up with Watts played by Mary Stuart Masterson cause thats who his heart belonged to the whole time one of the greatest 80's films a movie that i'll always love forever!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great 80's Movie!

    I love this movie alot and it has to be one of the best 80's movie's ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love it!

    I really love this movie. Eric Stoltz is wonderful in it and so is Mary Stuart Masterson and a great supporting role by Lea Thompson. Everything about this movie is wonderful...it is truly Some Kind of Wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Movie for Teens

    The ending is predictable, but it's a really great movie that should be recongized...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    an inspirational movie

    you know i discovered this movie a couple years ago its so real when i was watching it ii wanted to cry i was shocked every body should love this movie its number 6 in my book eric stolz great actor lea thompson very good for her time

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