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Say Anything (1989)

Not deemed worthy of a UK cinema release, this intelligent little gem stems from the pen of the author of Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and is a cleverly formatted teenage romance in which nothing is quite as it seems.

John Cusack stars as Lloyd Dobler (and his sister Joan guests, playing his character’s sister), an underachieving and rebellious student from downtown who falls for Diane Court (Ione Skye), “Miss Priss”, the uptown girl who is the brain of the class, but meets opposition from her protective divorced dad (the excellent John Mahoney).

Director Cameron Crowe continued his studies of Seattle courtship in 1992 with the beguiling Singles and has proved one of the more talented of the slacker generation of directors.

Lloyd Dobler
John Cusack
Diane Court
Ione Skye
James Court
John Mahoney
Corey Flood
Lili Taylor
Amy Brooks
Pamela Segall
Mike Cameron
Jason Gould
Loren Dean
Glenn Walker Harris Jr
Mrs Evans
Bebe Neuwirth
Eric Stoltz

Cameron Crowe