Pretty in Pink (1986) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Pretty in Pink

Howard Deutch, 1986

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Pretty in Pink
H.B. Gilmour, 1986

NOVELIZATION

Pretty in Pink is a movie novelization written by H.B. Gilmour in 1986 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Howard Deutch in 1986. The movie features Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts, James Spader, and others.

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But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

6.8

/ 10

Movie Poster: Pretty in Pink (Howard Deutch, 1986)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: Pretty in Pink (H.B. Gilmour, 1986)

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Storyline

High school senior Andie Walsh lives with her underemployed working class father Jack in a Chicago suburb. Andie’s best friend, the outsider Phil #Duckie# Dale, is in love with her, but is afraid to tell her how he truly feels. In school, Duckie and Andie, along with their friends, are harassed and bullied by the arrogant richie kids.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Pretty in Pink, the 1986 movie by Howard Deutch

Year

1986

Minutes

97

Movie Rate

6.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

Pretty in Pink

Country: USA

Year: 1986

Length: 1h37m

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Cover of Pretty in Pink, the 1986 book by H.B. Gilmour

Year

1986

Pages

165

Book Rate

7.70

S: Goodreads

Book

Pretty in Pink

Country: USA

First published in: 1986

Length: 165 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of Pretty in Pink, the 1986 movie by Howard Deutch

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Poster of Pretty in Pink, the 1986 movie by Howard Deutch

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11 votes

1 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Pretty in Pink, the 1986 book by H.B. Gilmour

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4 votes

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