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The Cast

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Real Name Character Name Notes
Molly Ringwald Samantha Baker
Justin Henry Mike Baker Sam's little brother
Michael Schoeffling Jake Ryan The senior guy Sam is in love with. He's dating Carolyn.
Haviland Morris Caroline She's dating Jake Ryan.
Gedde Watanabe Long Duk Dong Foreign exchange student staying with Grandma and Grandpa Baker
Anthony Michael Hall Ted/Farmer Ted/The Geek King of the dipshits. He's got the hots for Sam.
Paul Dooley Jim Baker Sam's father.
Carlin Glynn Brenda Baker Sam's mother
Blanche Baker Ginny Baker Sam's older sister who's getting married.
Edward Andrews Howard Baker Sam's grandfather on her father's side.
Billie Bird Dorothy Baker Sam's grandmother on her father's side.
Carole Cook Helen Sam's grandmother on her mother's side. (The smoker)
Max Showalter Fred Sam's grandfather on her mom's side. (The joker)
Liane Alexandra Curtis Randy Sam's best friend
John Cusack Bryce He's one of two main geeks which hangs with Ted.
Darren Harris Cliff He's one of two main geeks which hangs with Ted.
Deborah Pollack Lumberjack Long's new American style girlfriend.
Ross Berkson Ray Gun Geek #1
Jonathan Chapin Jimmy Montrose
Joan Cusack Girl with MS brace
Brian Doyle-Murray Reverend Performs the wedding.
Bekka Eaton Female DJ
Pamela Elser Shower Double (Caroline)
Steven Farber Ray Gun Geek #2
Jami Gertz Robin One of Caroline's friends. Also starred in SQUARE PEGS (TV).
Frank Howard Freshman Randy's little brother. Paid $1 to see Sam's underpants.
Cinnamon Idles Sara Baker Sam's little sister. Has a Charlie's Angles lunchbox.
John Kapelos Rudy Ginny's fiancee/oily bo-hunk
Marge Kotlisky Irene
Tony Longo Bock
Steve Monarque Jock
Bill Orsi Bruno
Beth Ringwald Patty Baker No one knows where she is in the film. She is NOT Sam's little sister.
Zelda Rubinstein Organist The organist at the wedding. She was also in Poltergeist.
Dennis Vero Bus Driver Drove Sam's school bus
Elaine Wilkes Tracey She cut Caroline's (Haviland Morris) hair
Stephan Meyers Geek at Dance (uncredited) which one?

Directed by
John Hughes
Written by
John Hughes
Cinematography by
Bobby Byrne
Music by
Ira Newborn (original)
??????????? (re-score)
Production Design by
John W. Corso
Film Editing by
Edward Warschilka
Produced by
Ned Tanen (executive), Hilton A. Green, Michelle Manning (associate)
Jackie Burch


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