The Daily Movie Quote: Sixteen Candles

Molly Ringwald and Micael Shoeffling in Sixteen Candles
Molly Ringwald and Micael Shoeffling in Sixteen Candles

"No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food." - Long Duk Dong, Sixteen Candles (1984)

Universal Pictures, rated PG, 93 minutes.

Directed By: John Hughes

Cast:

Molly Ringwald - Samantha Baker

Michael Shoeffling - Jake Ryan

Anthony Michael Hall - The Geek

Blanche Baker - Ginny Baker

John Cusack - Bryce

Justin Henry - Mike Baker

Gedde Watanabe - Long Duk Dong

Domestic Box Office Gross: $23,686,027

Synopsis: Samantha turns sixteen and no one remembers because of her sisters wedding. To make matters worse Sam has a crush on Mr. Popularity while she's pursued by 'The Geek'.

Fact: Gedde Watanabe was 28 when he portrayed the teenager.

Trivia: One of the lunch menu items reads "Canned Brownies in Light Syrup."

Movie Mistake: Sam puts a Diet Coke on her food tray in the lunch line. When she enters the cafeteria it switches to regular Coke.

My Take: "Well, well, well if it isn't Sammy Baker Davis Jr. Oh I got one for you!" This movie is so damn funny and it began a series of amazing films that came from John Hughes. Hughes was able to express what it was like to be a teenager in Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. Sixteen Candles was also the beginning of assembling the now infamous 'Brat Pack'.

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Andy Webb 6 years ago

For me "The Breakfast Club" is the ultimate John Hughes Teen angst movie but then "Sixteen Candles", "Pretty in Pink", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off " and even "Wierd Science" all have something for a teen audience.


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Skaditch 6 years ago from Los Angeles Author

I agree with you about The Breakfast Club, that's by far his best teen film. I'm saving that one for a special day, like when and if my son ever gets detention!

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