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Secret Admirer (1985) (Widescreen Edition)
Secret Admirer
Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Preston, Lori Loughlin, Fred Ward, Dee Wallace
Director: David Greenwalt
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2003     1hr 30min

An anonymous note sets off a romantic chain-mail reaction with hilarious results in this letter-perfect comedy with "something for everybody" (The Washington Post). Flirty and hilarious, Secret Admirer is a fast and funny ...  more »


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Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Preston, Lori Loughlin, Fred Ward, Dee Wallace
Director: David Greenwalt
Creators: Victor J. Kemper, David Greenwalt, C.O. Erickson, Jim Kouf, Lynn Bigelow, Stephen J. Roth
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/07/2003
Original Release Date: 06/14/1985
Theatrical Release Date: 06/14/1985
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

One of the Best Teen Movies of the 80's
K. Palmer | Illinois | 12/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was just graduating college when Secret Admirer came out in the mid 80's. But over 15 years later, it is one of the few 80's teen movies I still enjoy watching over and over again. There really isn't anything new in this movie that hasn't been covered in other movies and the final outcome is pretty predictable, but the cast is a good one. C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Preston (Holy Smokes!) and the absolutely adorable Lori Loughlin work extremely well together with the unrequited love portion of the story and the adult cast (in particular Fred Ward in a hilarious performance) also all have their moments. You even see Corey Haim ("Lucas") before he hit fame and later became a hilarious "True Hollywood Story".Glad to see that this is coming to DVD. I hope it has a commentary track with some of the stars of the flick because it would be interesting to see what they think of the movie so many years later."
Definitely a lot of fun
Brian Reaves | Anniston, AL USA | 04/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is great, plain and simple. As you watch the love letter change hands from person to person and things unravel for everyone, you don't see HOW things are going to end up sane, but it all works well. Definitely worth watching. The only downside I guess is this: only in a movie could your best friend be someone as beautiful and sweet as Lori Laughlin and you STILL be looking around for someone. In real life, it doesn't happen that way, my friend. I mean, yes, Kelly Preston is gorgeous, but still..."
I'm a movie fanatic and this is one of my all time favorites
EdwoodCA | Fountain Valley, CA United States | 12/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've seen a ton of movies and this rates as one of my all time favorites because it's very funny, heartbreaking if you've ever had an unrequitted love, well acted, has the incredible instrumental theme song by Jan Hammer, and has many, many quotable lines that I love to repeat to this day. [Just like I do with John Hughes' 80's classics Sixteen Candles, B-fast Club, Weird Science, etc.]

"One more wisecrack outta you and I'm gonna butter your necktie."
"... 'til Duran Duran here, tried to [jump the grand canyon in my van]" [or something to that effect... lol... the Duran Duran part is the funny.]
"Whole wheat makes me fart." "WE KNOW!!!"

The adults in the movie are great too, not just filler for this "teen movie". Fred Ward as Lt. Fimple makes one of the absolute BEST deliveries of a very common profane phrase EVER!
Michael: "uh, good evening Mr. Fimple."
Lt. Fimple: "**** you!" And it's only 10% what he says and 90% HOW HE SAYS IT, that makes it SO memorable.

Nuff said... rent it or buy it... just watch it and laugh."
My favorite 80s movie
Thiago Martins Lucas | Brasil,Rio de Janeiro | 10/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes.Its a trully great loveable teen movie from the 80s.The best in the movie are following ,not necesserelly on this order:-Lori Laughlin-in my oppinion shes the most sweet and loveable actress in a movies like that.Unforgettable.Its gonna stay in my memmorie forever and ever.the sweetness on her face and acting way is very welcomed in a time like this:cold and filled with uncertainty.-The jann hammer sacore:I didnt know that was the name of the score composer but I always loved it and every time i go to USA i look for it hopefull for find the cd but i never suceeded.Im still looking for it like someone who is looking for a reason to fall in love again or better for an inspiration.MY first true love I watched this movie in an afternoon tv exhibition.
-the sexy kelly preston-shes really nice but doesnt even get closer to what Lori is in the movie.I guess I should stop know since im getting to prsonal in this review.I want to say sorry for any mistake.I wrote it quickly and my first language is portuguese(im from Brasil)...Thank u very much for reading this...