The Daily Movie Quote: 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
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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