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08 July 2012 @ 12:42 pm
Can't Buy Me Love -1987  

Patrick Dempsey as Ronald Miller
"Nerds, jocks. My side, your side. It's all bullshit. Its hard enough just trying to be yourself."

Amanda Peterson as Cindi Mancini
"Cindi Mancini? Senior, captain of the cheerleaders, most beautiful girl in the history of this county?"

Courtney Gaines as Kenneth Wurman
"But, hey, Junior high, high school. Forget it. Jocks became Jocks. Cheerleaders became cheerleaders. We became us. I like us."

Tina Caspary as Barbara
"What a severe suede!"

Darcy DeMoss as Patty
"Are you into long distance relationships? No? Then why don't you reach out and touch someone?"

Seth Green as Chuckie Miller
"Cards with the tards. Who could beat a night of cards, chips, dips and dorks?"

Devin DeVasquez as Iris
"Iris? Oh yeah, she's a big conquest. She's given more rides than Greyhound!"

Cort McCown as Quint
"I've learned to appreciate the finer things in life. I even travel with my own wine. You never know the quality you may encounter at a soiree."

Eric Bruskotter as Big John
"That's bizzare...but if the Ronsters doing it, it must be new!"

Gerardo Mejia as Ricky
"The man (Ronnie) has reached legendary status this year, bro."

In white tank top...or just check out the photo with Big John above.

Max Perlich as Lester and David Schermerhorn as Albert
"Look, It's the African Ant Eater ritual!

Tudor Sherrard as Brent
"Read my lips: Chocolate milkshake. Extra thick."

Tudor Sherrard passed away in 2010. Here is his obituary and pic.

George Gray as Bobby
"Then that makes you a prostitute!"

Cast Reunion in 2011 (left to right): Eric Bruskotter, Gerardo “Rico Suave” Mejia, Cort McCown, man peeking out on top is blogger, Screenwriter Michael Swerdlick, Darcy DeMoss, Courtney Gains, Max Perlich.

Rosy Red and Electric Blue: jack/iggymary_shelley77 on July 8th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
I watched this movie way too many times as a pre-teen. Seriously. I'm kind of embarrassed.

Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?: Valley Girlinhaltslos on July 8th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Well, here it is on YouTube if you wanna watch it again!

I'm thinking of watching it. =P
Rosy Red and Electric Bluemary_shelley77 on July 8th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! I might just have to go for it.
Melissa -* Twilight Obsessed *-melissamcgregor on July 9th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC)
Samgenkisam on July 8th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Excellent post! Thanks!
Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?: Valley Girlinhaltslos on July 8th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
spoilerphobe: Jim Beer Me Fivescribblecat on July 8th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Great movie, great post!
Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?: Valley Girlinhaltslos on July 8th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It took me a bit longer than I thought it would...some of these people are hard to find.
Melissa -* Twilight Obsessed *-melissamcgregor on July 9th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC)
how did tudor die?
Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?: Valley Girlinhaltslos on July 9th, 2012 11:04 am (UTC)
You know, I am not sure. I looked, but found nothing.
shawnasativashey on July 9th, 2012 09:09 am (UTC)
courtney gaines! i will always remember him from the 'burbs.
Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?: Valley Girlinhaltslos on July 9th, 2012 11:10 am (UTC)
And I had no idea he was Malachi from 'Children of the Corn' until I was doing this post. Weird, how could I of not known this...he has such a distinctive look.
JD: Mafaldajadziads9 on July 16th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
Today I learned Gerardo RICO SUAVE is in this movie. Whoa!
spout_mercury: Eowyn sadspout_mercury on July 31st, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that Seth Green, Rico Suave, and the catcher from "Major League 2" were in this movie. Granted, I only saw this movie once and I was probably 11 at the time but still, why wasn't this made a bigger deal? I mean, "we" all knew about Patrick Dempsey but Seth Green?
Dani: pic#123012760phirephaerie on April 10th, 2014 04:55 pm (UTC)
Completely forgot that Seth Green was in this movie. Loved this growing up. :P
Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?: Penguinsinhaltslos on April 11th, 2014 10:53 am (UTC)
I love this movie, too! Always caught it when it would play on HBO or wherever.
Dave St on August 13th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
Great Movie! Great Post!
I have loved this movie ever since it came out. I was the same age as the characters so I could relate to the plot. Also, my girlfriend was captain of the cheerleaders and looked just like Amanda Peterson, though I didn't pay her $1000 to go out with me. :)

Thanks for the update. I wish all the cast would have shown up for the reunion.
Cali Chick on July 30th, 2015 09:12 pm (UTC)
Always have loved this movie!
I am still deeply saddened on the untimely passing of Amanda Peterson. Although I have never met her in real life, I still feel like I have lost a good friend. When her movie "Can't Buy Me Love" came out in 1987, I fell in love with this film. Amanda was only a year and a half younger than me, but I still looked up to her as a role model. I wanted to be just like her. I even wanted her cute white convertible car -- the Volkswagen Cabriolet when I was in high school. "CBML" will always be one of my top favorite movies of all time. I had it on VHS in the 1980s and '90s. Then I got the DVD version in the 2000s. Now I have it on my smartphone. I must have seen this movie at least 50 times by now. I will never get tired of it. On the most recent picture of Amanda and what looks like her little daughter Stella -- Wow -- her baby girl looks exactly like her. What a blessing that is. Rest in Peace, Mandy Peterson. I hope to finally meet you when my time is due.
Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?inhaltslos on July 31st, 2015 12:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Always have loved this movie!
What a nice comment! Yes, it was so shocking when she passed because it was like we knew her, having grown up watching this movie. I probably haven't seen it as many times as you, but I know watching it now will never be the same. =[
Cali Chick on August 4th, 2015 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Always have loved this movie!
Thanks for the compliment. Yes, that is so very true that watching this movie will never be the same without Amanda Peterson :(
CocktailHourFun on August 26th, 2015 04:52 am (UTC)
Loved this movie
I watched it so many times and I'm a guy. I get so nostalgic when I see these clips and think back to how innocent life seemed back then. I remember after the movie when I saw patrick dempsey in diff movies and then amanda peterson in "listen to me" I felt like I was following each character continue on in their sep lives as if they split up and each went their sep way. Even when I saw Max Perlich in "Gross Anatomy", I felt like we were again seeing another graduate from CBML continuing on after high school sev years later into med school. ;(
chart toppas on August 15th, 2016 12:40 pm (UTC)
RE: Loved this movie
Ya man, I'm a guy and I watch this movie many times and makes me sad this whole age thing before and afters boy if I could go in a time machine would have loved to grow up around that cast back then what a blast that must have been ! Also the other two girls with Amanda were so hot heart breakers with incredible bodies .. But the cast lives on and keeps there looks trapped in time thanks to technology u can re live this time frame getting lost in the film!