Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles (1984)

When you're just sixteen anything can happen!

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1984-05-04
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 1358 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

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  • Molly Ringwald

    as Samantha 'Sam' Baker
  • Justin Henry

    as Mike Baker
  • Michael Schoeffling

    as Jake Ryan
  • Haviland Morris

    as Caroline Mulford
  • Gedde Watanabe

    as Long Duk Dong
  • Anthony Michael Hall

    as Geek 'Farmer Ted'
  • Paul Dooley

    as Jim Baker
  • Carlin Glynn

    as Brenda Baker
  • Blanche Baker

    as Ginny Baker
  • Edward Andrews

    as Howard Baker
  • Billie Bird

    as Dorthy Baker
  • Carole Cook

    as Grandma Helen
  • Max Showalter

    as Grandpa Fred
  • Liane Curtis

    as Randy
  • John Cusack

    as Bryce
  • Darren Harris

    as Cliff
  • Debbie Pollack

    as Lumberjack (as Deborah Pollack)
  • Ross Berkson

    as Ray Gun Geek #1
  • Jonathan Chapin

    as Jimmy Montrose
  • Joan Cusack

    as Geek Girl #1
  • Brian Doyle-Murray

    as Reverend
  • Bekka Eaton

    as Female D.J.
  • Pamela Elser

    as Shower Double (as Paula Elser)
  • Steven Farber

    as Ray Gun Geek #2
  • Jami Gertz

    as Robin
  • John Kapelos

    as Rudy
  • Marge Kotlisky

    as Irene
  • Tony Longo

    as Rock
  • Steve Monarque

    as Jock
  • Bill Orsi

    as Bruno
  • Beth Ringwald

    as Patty
  • Zelda Rubinstein

    as Organist
  • Dennis Vero

    as Bus Driver
  • Elaine Wilkes

    as Tracy
  • Frank Howard

    as Freshman
Production Jackie Burch Casting
Camera Bobby Byrne Director of Photography
Editing Edward Warschilka Editor
Writing John Hughes Screenplay
Directing John Hughes Director
Sound Ira Newborn Music