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The Daily Movie Quote: Sixteen Candles

Updated on October 7, 2010
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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Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: Good Will Hunting

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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

      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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