Potts is also the voice of Bo Peep in the Toy Story movies — yes, she’s coming back for Toy Story 4— and she recently has enjoyed a few guest stints on The Fosters and Chicago Med. Personal favorites of this film are the leading ladies; Andie and Iona are confident, impeccably dressed, and shown with a dimensionality not entirely common in film of that decade. Iona owns the small record shop where Andie works. | As Andie is walking down the hallway to the dance and is struggling with her decision to enter the room, we can see the contributions from Iona and her father that made it possible for her to be strong enough to go to prom. Written by John Hughes. They go to clubs together after the shutting down the shop and even trade clothes. Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - On Sale Now! Given the economic turmoil of the 1980s, PRETTY IN PINK is very much a product of its environment. Iona enjoys running the record shop and acts as a surrogate big sister to Andie. Screen Rant Variety | Quite the eccentric character herself, Iona’s look changes each time we see her, and can range from New Wave to preppy to even wearing a sixties style beehive. Stanton also appeared in various television shows, including, funnily enough, an episode of Two and a Half Men in which he played himself. Printed by Impact Merchandising on a Next Level 3600 cream 100% cotton tee with printed interior label. ‘Pretty In Pink’: Here’s What The Cast Looks Like 30 Years Later. Mondo navigates the pop culture chaos of the past and present to SAVE THE FUTURE. It builds both of them up. in 1990, during whic… by $6,065,870 Well, that's very nice. The fashion in this movie As Benny, the typical mean girl who belittles Andie in Pretty in Pink, Kate Vernon didn’t make a huge impression, but that hasn’t stopped her from being a prolific film and television actress. Get first dibs on new arrivals and advance notice on everything we do. A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy. PRETTY IN PINK succinctly captures the oppressive weight of silence when you want to tell someone how you feel. Instead, Andie’s triumph over all of the factors that have held her back are what make her entrance in the prom so pivotal. After His Success With ‘High School Musical’ & ‘The Descendants,’ Kenny Ortega Hopes to Strike Again at Netflix. The Karate Kid Cast (1984) – Where Are They Now. Duckie: Comedy, Drama, Romance. And Ducky's pretty crazy. The fashion in this movie spoke to the creative expression I (the invisible narrator) dreamt of employing in my wardrobe, which I never had the confidence to rock in the Chicago suburbs. Check out our. With Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts. He's crazy about her. Screen Rant | High school senior Andie Walsh lives with her underemployed working class father Jack in a Chicago suburb. Sims from Any Day Now. So much has been written about Andie’s relationships with both Blaine (Andrew McCarthy as the rich boy) and Duckie (Jon Cryer as the amicable admirer). As Benny, the typical mean girl who belittles Andie in Pretty in Pink, Kate Vernon didn’t make a huge impression, but that hasn’t stopped her from being a prolific film and television actress. “That was a good one. Jerry Levine was considered for the role of Blane. Starring Molly Ringwald, John Cryer, Annie Potts, and Andrew McCarthy (and a very slimy James Spader), “Pretty in Pink” follows a pretty tried and true teen film plot-line: high school senior Andie (Ringwald) hails from the wrong side of the tracks, and, along with her friend Duckie (Cryer), is at the lowest rung of the school clique ladder. Without the support or more literally the materials from Iona and her father, Andie would not go to her prom. After Pretty in Pink, Vernon appeared on countless television shows, including Murder, She Wrote and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. As a young girl watching PRETTY IN PINK I could only dream of having my teenage years filled with a boss as cool as Iona. Fans can still see him play a friendly neighborhood sex offender on ABC’s The Family. Winning back Blaine is nice too, but that is not why she is there. Frustrated by his lack of action, Andie accuses her father of not being able to move on with his life after her mother left them. Harry Dean Stanton had a career long before Pretty in Pink and continued to have one long after. And born out of that closeness is an essential part of Andie and her father’s relationship—the amount of trust they have with one another. Yes, having both Duckie and Blaine lusting after me would have been nifty too, but the bond that Andie and Iona have is the relationship in the film that never causes either of them strife. The Brattle Film Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. In the early 2000s, McCarthy began doing a string of guest spots on television shows. Iona enjoys running the record shop and acts as a surrogate big sister to Andie. HBO fans might know him as the creepy prophet, Roman Grant, from Big Love, and some might recognize him from his Avengers (2012) cameo. McCarthy has been in and out of the spotlight ever since, consistently working in Hollywood, though not appearing in anything particularly notable. They break up, but in the end, girl and boy reunite at the high school prom while Oingo Boingo plays. Andie and her father have a more complicated relationship than most. | PRETTY IN PINK succinctly captures the oppressive weight of silence when you want to tell someone how you feel. As in, they each give her a dress that Andie then disassembles and use to build into her dream prom dress. Things can change due to production or cargo delays, and if they do, we will always keep customers informed via an update email. Personal favorites of this film are the leading ladies; Andie and Iona are confident, impeccably dressed, and shown with a dimensionality not entirely common in film of that decade. The Mandalorian - Season One - Original Soundtrack 8XLP Box Set. A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy. The pressure. The fights. He's just Duckie. Though the exact nature of her role is unknown, Potts is said to be making a cameo in the new Ghostbusters reboot. Stanton had a very eclectic career, starring in David Lynch projects like Wild at Heart and Twin Peaks, as well as mainstream films like Twister. “I love to dress up in other people’s clothes. Probably her best-known television appearance was a four-episode stint on Who’s The Boss? As a young girl watching PRETTY IN PINK I could only dream of having my teenage years filled with a boss as cool as Iona. Andie comes and goes as she pleases, and is much more independent than a typical teenager. He's just crazy. Iona, as portrayed by Annie Potts, was a real idol - here captured by Matt Ryan Tobin in a ’80s xeroxed punk flyer. Expected to ship in 3-5 business days. Ferris Bueller's Day Off: 10 Funniest Quotes, 10 September 2020 Had she left that prom on her own it would have been a triumph all the same. This is an expected ship date, not a guaranteed ship-by date. The lovers. I'm not particularly concerned with whether or not you like me, because I live to like you and... and I can't like you anymore. | And while these relationships feature heavily in the film, when I watched the film as a kid I was so much more focused on Andie’s relationships with both her father (veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton) and her boss at the record store, Iona (played by Annie Potts before transforming into a Designing Woman). She's crazy about him. PG-13 During his time as a regular on Lipstick Jungle, McCarthy transitioned behind the camera, kick-starting a successful career directing television. Watch Queue Queue Watch Queue Queue Remove all Disconnect The next video is … They share an emotional closeness rarely seen between fathers and daughters on the big screen. Though Stanton didn’t do interviews often, he did tell Vulture a few years ago that he had fond memories of his time working on Pretty in Pink. Learn more in our FAQs. Sadly, Stanton passed away on September 15, 2017, at age 91. Ultimately Andie’s father and Iona become the fabric by which Andie builds her future. He has directed episodes of Hart of Dixie, White Collar, Gossip Girl, Alpha House, The Blacklist, Orange Is the New Black and more. Still in high school, Andie is also the de facto breadwinner of the house when the film opens. The laughter. In the ’90s, Vernon continued her successful television career with roles on L.A. Law and Nash Bridges. Andie’s relationship with her employer Iona is also satisfying to watch. I'm glad. They operate almost as equals, both trying to pull each other through these tough times. Her father is between jobs, and though they clearly need the money, he struggles to get his act together. Most recently, Vernon starred as Ellen Tigh on SyFy’s hit show Battlestar Galactica, earning her some serious science-fiction/fantasy cred. With Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts. All content ©Brattle Film Foundation and the respective contributors unless otherwise noted. But, don’t worry, McCarthy hasn’t quit acting quite yet. TagsAndrew McCarthy Howard Deutch John Hughes Jon Cryer Molly Ringwald Pretty in Pink. That ending, however, did not test well with audiences and the ending was reshot to include the poor girl getting the rich boy. Directed by Howard Deutch. To date, he has appeared on three Law & Order series, and he starred in a few one-season television shows. When she and Blane are walking to his car she has a large multi-colored purse hanging from her shoulder. For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. See photos of celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Leonardo DiCaprio before they hit the big-time, and revisit their earliest onscreen roles. 10 Movies To Watch If You Love Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 20 September 2020 Every girl in this country related to that girl,” he said. She also takes care of her father and confides in him about dating and boys. Probably her best-known television appearance was a four-episode stint on Who’s The Boss? in 1990, during which she played Kathleen Sawyer. They go to clubs together after the shutting down the shop and even trade clothes. There is a bit there in the middle where girl almost falls for her loyal friend who is both dedicated to her and in the same socioeconomic class. In school, Duckie and Andie, along with their friends, are harassed and bullied by the arrogant "richie" kids, specifically Benny Hanson and her boyfriend Steff McKee, who finds Andie attractive and secretively resents having been rejected by her. Pretty in Pink is a 1986 romantic comedy-drama film about teenage love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. Annie Potts has had more than her fair share of memorable roles.