Iconic Images: Sixteen Candles (1984)

My favourite moment in John Hughes’ seminal 1980s teen movie Sixteen Candles is when Anthony Michael Hall’s “nerd” reveals his “prize” to fellow nerds after securing Molly Ringwald’s panties.


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Editor of Top 10 Films, Dan Stephens is usually found pondering his next list. An unhealthy love of 1980s Hollywood sees most of his top 10s involving a time-travelling DeLorean and an adventurous archaeologist going by the name Indiana.

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    Neal Damiano Reply

    It is an iconic scene and a classic teen comedy from the master of teen films John Hughes. Anthony Micheal Hall’s character Farmer Ted gave geeks all across America hope. That was the brilliance of John Hughes.

    Please check out my Top 10 Must See 1980s Teen Films and see where Sixteen Candles places?

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    Neal Damiano Reply

    This month Sixteen Candles 30th Anniversary, wow I’m getting old!

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