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Title:
Sixteen candles [DVD videorecording]
Author(s):
Green, Hilton.
ISBN/ISSN:
10228890
Edition:
Flashback edition.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.

Special features: Celebrating Sixteen candles: 10-part documentary featuring interviews with cast members. Filmmakers reflect on the cultural impact of the film and how director John Hughes revolutionized the entire teen comedy genre.
Abstract:
Widescreen. Samantha Baker is ready to make the most of her sweet sixteenth birthday, but only if someone, anyone from her family would just remember it. For her birthday, she has to endure creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the beauty who stands in the way of the boy of her dreams.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
Language:
English (DTS 5.1, Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 2.0) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 2.0) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
System Details:
DVD, widescreen; Dolby DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., dual-layer, NTSC.
Pub Date:
Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
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Summary

Summary

On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Even worse, some total dork (Anthony Michael Hall) keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake (Michael Schoeffling). Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by outre relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi


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