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Some Kind of Wonderful

95 min
Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
Howard Deutch
1 win
Country: USA
Release Date: 1987-02-27
Filming Locations: Koi, former L'Ermitage Restaurant - 730 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $3,486,701 (USA) (1 March 1987)
Gross: $18,553,948 (USA) Filming Dates 11 August 1986 -  October 1986 Copyright Holder 1987 Paramount Pictures Corporation Related Links
Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Stuart Masterson
Some Kind of Wonderful
Eric Stoltz
Keith Nelson
Lea Thompson
Amanda Jones
Craig Sheffer
Hardy Jenns
John Ashton
Cliff Nelson
Elias Koteas
Molly Hagan
Maddie Corman
Laura Nelson
Jane Elliot
Carol Nelson
Chynna Phillips
Scott Coffey
Carmine Caridi
Museum Guard
Lee Garlington
Gym Instructor
Laura Leigh Hughes
Laura Tubelle
Laura's Friend
Amy Lynne
Laura's Friend
Michael Bergman
Duncan's Friend
Megan Daniels
Duncan's Friend
Dale L. Evans
Duncan's Friend
Peter Elbling
Maitre 'D
Patricia Gaul
Mrs. Gale
Kenneth Kimmins
Detention Teacher
James MacDonald
Hardy's Friend (as James G. Macdonald)
J. Patrick McNamara
Fight Teacher
Jonathan Schmock
Carparker (as Jonathon Schmock)
James Vallely
Lita Stevens
Amanda's Friend
Christine Spiotta
Tom Ashton
The March Violets
Laurence Elliott
The March Violets
Cleo Murray
The March Violets
Andy Tolson
The March Violets
Steve Alterman
Party Guest
Pamela Anderson
Party Guest
Cathy Cavadini
Party Guest
Ike Eisenmann
Party Guest
Deborah Fallender
Party Guest
Noelle Harling
Party Guest
Barbara Harris
Party Guest (as Barbara Iley)
David McCharen
Party Guest
Paige Pollack
Party Guest (as Paige Nan Pollock)
Bryan Scott
Party Guest
Vernon Scott
Party Guest
Michael Spezzano
Lawn Kid (uncredited)
Did you know?
The car that Watts drives in the movie is a very dilapidated mini cooper modified for driving in America. Between 1960 and 1967 only 10,000 were sold in the U.S. and then discontinued. Although they are very popular now, they were quite alien and unknown to most of the American public in 1987.
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When Martha Coolidge was hired to direct, she cast 'Kim Delaney' as Amanda Jones and Kyle MacLachlan as Hardy Jenns. When Coolidge dropped out before filming was to begin and Howard Deutch replaced her, he replaced Delaney with Lea Thompson (after Eric Stoltz suggested her for the role) and replaced MacLachlan with Craig Sheffer.
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Elias Koteas improvised much of his lines and actions. When Duncan puts his head on Amanda's shoulder, Lea Thompson's surprised laugh was real.
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When Keith is asking Watts about Amanda Jones, Watts mistakenly refers to her as Amanda "Johnson"
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When Watts is walking away from Keith after the "practice" kiss, you can hear the sound of a drumstick hitting the concrete, indicating that she dropped one of her sticks. Despite this, the next time her hands are within camera range, she's holding two, without having picked the one up off the floor.
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When Watts and Keith are sitting together at the nightclub, the music doesn't match with the band's onstage actions.
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Watts: Keith... you're losing it. And when it's lost, all you are is a loser.
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Keith Nelson: You can't tell a book by its cover.
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Ray: So you gotta hang around for an hour?
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Photos from cast
Mary Stuart Masterson Candace Cameron Bure