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|John Cusack||Lloyd Dobler|
|Ione Skye||Diane Court|
|John Mahoney||James Court|
|Lili Taylor||Corey Flood|
|Jason Gould||Mike Cameron|
|Dan Castellaneta||Diane's Teacher|
|Philip Baker Hall||IRS Boss|
|Bebe Neuwirth||Mrs. Evans|
|Joan Cusack||Constance Dobler|
|Glenn Walker Harris Jr.||Jason Dobler|
|Polly Platt||Mrs. Flood|
|Anne Dudley||Original Music Composer|
|László Kovács||Director of Photography|
|Joe D. Mitchell||Set Decoration|
|Richard Gibbs||Original Music Composer|
|Mark W. Mansbridge||Production Design|
|Jane Ruhm||Costume Design|
"To know Lloyd Dobler is to love him. Diane Court is about to know Lloyd Dobler."
"A Lloyd meets girl story"
Set in Seattle, Washington, the film features Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack), an average student and aspiring kickboxer, who attempts a relationship with the lovely valedictorian Diane Court (Ione Skye) immediately after their graduation from the same high school. Diane has just won a major fellowship to study in England, and will be going there at the end of the summer. Highly intelligent yet socially inexperienced, Diane is intrigued by Lloyd's endearing manner and willingness to take a chance on someone like her. She agrees to Lloyd's request for a date, and the two of them begin seeing each other regularly.
Lloyd seeks advice and counsel from his sister and several close female friends who are genuinely looking out for Lloyd's best interests as he embarks on his first serious romantic relationship. Diane's father, Jim (John Mahoney), is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service for alleged tax violations committed at the nursing home he owns; and, as her relationship with Lloyd deepens, Diane worries that she should be spending more time with her father, rather than with Lloyd. Also, Jim does not approve of his daughter's dating an underachiever, and pressures her to break up with him.
Lloyd ultimately wins Diane's heart before the summer's end, and supports her emotionally after her father's conviction and incarceration. The film ends with Lloyd escorting the aviophobic Diane on her flight to England.
DVD : 2002-03-05