The one line delivered by Dweezil Zappa
's character, in the scene at Cats while The Rave Ups are performing, is in response to the question "What would you do if your Dad was rich?" or words to that effect. His reply? "Kiss his *ss". At that time, Dweezil's father, Frank, was still alive.
"The Rave-Ups" also appear in an early Beverly Hills 90210 Episode from the very first season entitled "Spring Dance" (originally aired 2nd May 1991). The band is performing songs at the Spring Formal. What is it about The Rave-Ups performing at School Dances?
Molly Ringwald's character Samantha Baker from "Sixteen Candles
" has her favorite band written on her binder. You can see it when she walks down the hall with Randy, talking about the sex quiz she took, naming Jake Ryan her ideal guy. It's "The Rave-Ups", also the band from "Pretty in Pink."
, who plays Ducky, is now in the hit comedy "2 and a half men", where he plays Charlie Sheen's brother Alan.
Jon Cryer also played Duckie in an episode of Mr. Show in '98...
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A scene where Ringwald and McCarthy are talking about having a date was interestingly re-edited into an episode of "Muppet Babies". The episode, "This Little Piggy Went To Hollywood", involved the baby version of Miss Piggy imagining her life as a movie star. The scene I mentioned was featured in that episode, only the animated Baby Piggy had replaced the live-action Molly Ringwald. Minor dialogue adjustments were made as well.
The movie is dedicated to Alexa Kenin
and Bruce Weintraub. Kenin, who played Jena, was murdered in New York on 10th September 1985.
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Alexa Kenin, who played Molly Ringwald's girlfriend, also played Dana, the dark haired bookworm in "Little Darlings".
and Andrew McCarthy
teamed up again in the movie Fresh Horses, where they again played people from different backgrounds who fall in love. Andrew McCarthy and James Spader
teamed up again in two other movies: Less Than Zero and Mannequin.
Molly Ringwald used to date Dweezil Zappa (Simon).
was the blondie givin' Duckie the eye at prom. She also played Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).
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The kid in the record store, that gets shot "2 inches" from his eye with a staple gun by Annie Potts, was played by Christian Jacobs, who is now the lead singer of the Aquabats, an Orange County-based rock band. You will also recognize Jacobs from "Gleaming the Cube."
made her feature film debut as the dark-haired friend of that obnoxious blond girl Benny, whom we all love to hate!
Gina Gershon, Benny's best friend, was also in the movie "Showgirls" starring Elizabeth Berkeley.
Gina Gershon also appeared as Coral in the film "Cocktail" with Tom Cruise; she plays the photographer who cheats on him with Doug.
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Gina Gershon's date for the "Pretty in Pink" prom was none other than actor Zack Galligan, who starred in another popular early 80's movie, "Gremlins
Andrew "Dice" Clay played the bouncer outside of 'Cats'. He was in "Making the Grade," which starred another brat packer, Judd Nelson, in 1984. In that film, his character was also the Dice Man.
Kate Vernon, Benny, is the real life daughter of actor John Vernon, who played Dean Wormer in Animal House.
who played Andie's wacky friend Iona, went on to star as Janine in "Ghostbusters".
Annie Potts, the person who plays Iona, was also Mary Jo Shively on "Designing Women".
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