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Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1987 Teen Drama movie starring Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Mary Stuart Masterson et al.
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Craig Sheffer went on to play a lead role in the TV series One Tree Hill.
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"Watts'" first name is Susan (in the original script Keith calls her Susan in the final kissing scene).
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Mary Stuart Masterson is the daughter of independent film maker Peter Masterson.
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Mary Stuart Masterson's father, Peter Masterson is also an actor who had prominent parts in The Stepford Wives (1975) and The Exorcist.
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All three main characters have connections with the Rolling Stones: Thompson's character Amanda Jones (after the song, which is played in the movie), A drummer named Watts, and Stoltz' character is named Keith.
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Eric Stolz and Elias Koteas star together again in the Prophecy with Christopher Walken.
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Molly Hagen, who plays Shayne in the film would later turn up as Matthew Broderick's wife in "Election".
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For those of you wondering who painted the awesome portrait of Amanda Jones for the movie, check the credits... Buried in there is the name Han Xin - credited as 'Portrait Artist'. See - I KNEW that Eric Stoltz couldn't be that good an actor AND a brilliant artist as well!
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Maddie Corman, who played Keith's sister in the film was later in "Maid in Manhatten" with Jennifer Lopez. She was the stroppy assistant who wouldn't get off the phone to her friend. She also starred in "Mickey Blue Eyes" alongside Hugh Grant as a friend of the bride that was jilted.

dangerwilrobinson wrote in to add: She was also in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane with Andrew Dice Clay. Zuzu Pettles.
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Some critics argued that the movie was just a gender-reversed version of the previous hit Pretty in Pink. However, as the ending to Pretty In Pink was changed after poor audience reviews, it's entirely possible that Some Kind Of Wonderful was far closer to Hughes' vision than his earlier movie.
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Elias Koteas also played the famous role as Hockey vigilante Casey Jones in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1990).
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Eric Stolz and Lea Thompson also starred together in the film "The Wild Life" (1984).
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Chynna Phillips, one of the lead singers of the 90s trio Wilson Phillips and daughter to John/Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas, appeared in the film as "Mia".
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Thanks to her Mom's role in "Sixteen Candles", Mary Stewart Masterson got the role of 'Watts' in this movie.
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John Hughes originally wanted Molly Ringwald for the Amanda Jones role. Molly refused the role and didn't work with Hughes again.
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Lea Thompson went on to marry Howard Deutch, the director of the film. He also directed Pretty in Pink, which was also written by John Hughes.
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Although Mary Stuart Masterson found true love at the end of "Some Kind of Wonderful", her true love ending came to a violent end for her a year before when she was shot to death in "At Close Range".
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Hardy Jenns and some of his band of pampered peers make an unexpected brief first appearance in the movie as Keith gets out of the car driven by Watts and at once faces the villian of the movie.
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Eric Stoltz was the original Marty McFly in the film "Back To The Future". However, the film's Director allegedly worried after the first few days of shooting that Stoltz could not carry the humor he wanted. Although Michael J Fox was busy still with Family Ties, he was allowed to film BTTF in the evening after the show's shooting finished. Incidentally, Eric Stoltz also played Rocky Dennis alongside Cher in the film "Mask".
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The actress that plays Keith's youngest sister is Candace Cameron, real-life sister of Kirk Cameron and star of "Full House."
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The older sister, played by Maddie Corman, has a cameo in John Favreau's "Swingers" at the very end. She's plays the woman whom Vince Vaughn's character thinks is making eyes at him, when in fact she's playing with her baby. She also plays a feminist in "PCU."
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