Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles (1984)

When you're just sixteen anything can happen!

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1984-05-04
  • User Rating: 6.804/10 from 1802 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Hughes
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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
Production Hilton A. Green Producer
Costume & Make-Up Mark Peterson Costume Design
Writing John Hughes Screenplay
Directing John Hughes Director
Production Ned Tanen Executive Producer
Art John W. Corso Production Design
Art Jennifer Polito Set Decoration
Sound Ira Newborn Music
Sound Bruce Stambler Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Edouard F. Henriques Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Rodger Jacobs Makeup Artist
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert J. Litt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Elliot Tyson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Glenn Hoskinson Sound Editor
Sound John Stacy Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Bob Johnston Sound Editor
Sound Bruce Bell Sound Editor