Sixteen Candles (1984)

The Geek Dances

The Geek (Anthony Michael Hall) ambushes Sam (Molly Ringwald) and tries to dance with her.

Directed by John Hughes.

Released in 1984 by Universal.

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  • character-type: Geek
  • character-type: Teenager
  • character-type: Romantic Interest
  • action: Dance
  • editors-choice: Nerds
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  • editors-choice: Dancing
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  • editors-choice: Hilarious!
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • secondary-genre: Teen Romance
  • secondary-genre: Teen Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Romantic Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • mood: Funny
  • primary-occasion: School Events
  • secondary-occasion: School Dance
  • secondary-occasion: Prom
  • setting: Dance Floor
  • theme: Failure
  • theme: Embarrassment
  • theme: Attraction
  • actor: Molly Ringwald
  • actor: Anthony Michael Hall
  • actor: Darren Harris
  • actor: Michael Schoeffling
  • actor: John Cusack
  • director: John Hughes
  • producer: Ned Tanen
  • producer: Hilton A. Green
  • composer: Ira Newborn
  • editor: Edward Warschilka
  • production-designer: John W. Corso
  • role-name: Cliff
  • role-name: The Geek
  • role-name: Jake Ryan
  • role-name: Samantha Baker
  • role-name: Bryce
  • screenwriter: John Hughes
  • year: 1984
  • studio: Universal