Sixteen Candles

Audio problem: When the geek and the prom queen are cruising down the road in the Rolls Royce convertible, the drunken prom queen says to the geek "Looks like rain, better put the top up." However, her mouth movements do not match the words.

Audio problem: When Samantha is lying on the bed discussing her love life with her sister, she is also scanning the pages of a bridal catalog. As the scene flips back and forth between Sam and her sister, there are times when the pages in the catalog change without hearing Sam actually turn the pages.

Character mistake: In the scene where Sam is filling out the confidential questionnaire, the word "confidential" is spelled "confidentail".

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The Geek: You know, I'm getting input here that I'm reading as relatively hostile. I mean, it's.
Samantha: Go to hell.
The Geek: Very hostile.

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Trivia: Molly Ringwald's real-life sister, Beth Ringwald, appears in the film as Patty Baker, the girl being carried out of the coat room just before Samantha attempted to talk to Jake.

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Question: Has Samantha's birthday ever been officially said? She says she looks the same as she did that summer and all that shows is that she doesn't have a tan left. People are still wearing tank tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, etc. throughout the movie. It appears to be early to mid September but nobody says anything in the movie. Does anybody know?

Answer: Her birthdate is not mentioned. Regarding the weather and how the locals dress, it depends on where they live. California, for instance, has a fairly warm climate much of the year, so it would not be unusual to see the people there wearing summer-type clothing in early Autumn.

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Answer: The brother is constantly wearing Chicago gear. I'd bet Chicago. You can lose your tan in one month. That's a long time to a kid back in school. Plus the dance they go to is called the New Faces dance which may be a beginning of the school year.

I did a little checking on the movie production. According to the Wikipedia entry for this film, "Sixteen Candles was filmed primarily in and around the Chicago North Shore suburban communities of Evanston, Skokie, and Highland Park, Illinois during the summer of 1983." The summers in this region are usually quite hot and humid which may account for why the cast was wearing lighter clothing throughout the film, even though it was supposedly taking place in Autumn.

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