Continuity mistake: There is a scene where Molly Ringwald is confronting her father about lying about seeing a counsellor. His hair is sweaty and messed up a bit and then it changes position to Molly Ringwald and back to her father. Then you will notice that his hair is combed.
Continuity mistake: In outdoor scenes outside of the record shop (mall area), extras are seen on different days in the same outfits.
Continuity mistake: At the end, at the prom, Andrew McCarthy's hair is clearly much shorter (and combed really weird!) than in the rest of the movie. Sure you could argue, "maybe he got a haircut for the prom". But a couple of scenes earlier, it shows everyone getting ready for the prom, including him, and his hair is the same as it is all through the movie, up until the prom scene. [One contributor explains: Andrew McCarthy and Duckie are both wearing wigs. I know this because my father made the wigs. The original ending had Molly Ringwald ending up with Duckie. They wanted to change the ending so that she would end up with McCarthy. In the meantime, he had gotten a crew-cut to appear in a play or movie about soldiers. I don't know what was up w/ Duckie's hair, but the last scene has him in a wig,too].
Trivia: Several actresses with bit parts in this film went on to bigger and better things. The English teacher is played by Margaret Colin ("Independence Day", "The Devil's Own"). Benny's snobby brunette friend in gym class is Gina Gershon, and the blonde girl eying Duckie at the very end is Kristy Swanson (credited as "Duckette").
Duckie: May I admire you again today?
Duckie: This is a really volcanic ensemble you're wearing, it's really marvelous.
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