Sixteen Candles

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A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.


  • Molly Ringwald
  • Justin Henry
  • Michael Schoeffling
  • Haviland Morris
  • Gedde Watanabe
  • Anthony Michael Hall
  • Paul Dooley
  • Carlin Glynn
  • Blanche Baker
  • Edward Andrews

Did You Know?


  • The cake at the end of the movie was made of cardboard.
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  • When Caroline shows Farmer Ted the locks of hair that got cut off, they are much longer and darker than the section missing from the back of her head.
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    • Samantha: Donger's here for five hours, and he's got somebody. I live here my whole life, and I'm like a disease.
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The best teenage comedy since last year's Risky Business.

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

This is a fresh and cheerful movie with a goofy sense of humor and a good ear for how teenagers talk.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times