Sixteen Candles

Other mistake: The chunk of hair that Ted has in the car is in a ponytail, and much longer than the hair cut off in the door.

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Continuity mistake: When the family is getting into the car to go to the wedding one grandmother says to the other "let me in". The grandmother gets out to let the other grandmother in but the first grandmother never gets back in the car, she just pretends to. You can see her hiding behind the cars as it backs down the drive. Both grandmothers are in the car when they see Long Duk Dong on the lawn.

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Other mistake: Even though the door was locked on the half-built car, there was nothing to stop it from opening because the pillar (and mating piece for the latch) was missing.

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Trivia: John Cusack's real-life sister, Joan Cusack, is wearing the neck brace on the bus in the beginning of the film.

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Trivia: Molly Ringwald's real-life sister, Beth Ringwald, appears in the film as Patty Baker.

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Trivia: Director John Hughes, wrote this script in two days.

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Question: When Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall are sitting in the car at the dance, what is the humiliating secret that he tells her and she laughs at?

Chosen answer: He tells her that he is a virgin. His friends think that he is a "stud" and has had sex when he hasn't.

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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?

Chosen 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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