Some Kind of Wonderful

You are no doubt here because of the 1987 movie .  Written by John Hughes, directed by Howard Deutch, and starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson and Lea Thompson.  Given that this is a John Hughes production, it is surprising to find even after all these years, that this film is still an unknown amoung many.  Even to those who lived through the 80's.

It has now become somewhat of a "Cable Classic".  With new audiences often coming across it for the first time by accident, as they channel surf the late night cable TV screenings at two in the morning.

In our quest for the definitive guide to , we have attempted to source, research and catalogue as much information about this movie as we could possibly find.  It has taken us years to accumulate the information you see here, and this site is still a work in progress.

If you like the site or you can assist us in anyway, feel free to contact us.

Here is a quick run down on what you will find on this site:

Information about the movie, the cast of characters, the filming locations, the media press kit, the trailers, and some interesting errors and trivia, can be found in the movie section.

An analysis of an early draft of the script is available in the script section.  You may also download a copy of the script from there.

A short review of David Bischoff's novelisation of the movie is available in the novel section.  The novel does reveal some interesting information, so if you want to know why Keith was in the club waiting for Amanda, the answer lies there.

The image gallery section now contains over 1500 images from the movie, complete with all scene dialogue.  If you're looking for images from the movie, or you want to get that character's quote right, you'll find what you're looking for there. 

The soundtrack section contains a breakdown of what song appears in what scene, and now contains the lyrics to all the songs.  Recently included in this section are downloadable versions of the original music scores that feature in the film.

Update | Paramount's theatrical trailer added

Downloadable versions of Paramount's theatrical trailer have been added to the trailers page.

  Theatrical trailer for "Some Kind of Wonderful"  (AVI, 8.29MB)
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  Theatrical trailer for "Some Kind of Wonderful"  (MPEG, 19.30MB)

Update: 31 August 2005

Update | Sound clips added

The multimedia and gallery sections have been updated to include a significant number of sound clips from the movie.

Update: 2 July 2005

Update | Media press kit added

The movie section has been updated to include details of the media press kit produced by Paramount to publicise the film.  It includes a downloadable version of the production handbook, and scanned publicity photographs.

Update: 12 June 2005

Update | Soundtrack section updated

The soundtrack section has been updated to include downloadable versions of the original music scores that feature in the film.

  "Private Showing" original score (MP3, 1.10MB) - Played during the gallery scene

  "For The Right Reasons" original score (MP3, 1.10MB) - Played during the final scene

Update: 30 May 2005

Update | Multimedia section added

We have added a multimedia section which currently contains a selection of wallpaper images.  Requests and contributions are welcome.

Update: 18 May 2005

Update | Guestbook added

After receiving numerous requests for one since this site went live, we have now added a guestbook.  Feel free to add your comments and suggestions.

Update: 24 April 2005

Update | Script updated

We have now sourced most of the remaining pages of the script.  You are free to download the updated version from the script section.

  "Some Kind of Wonderful" script (1 July 1986 - Rev. August 1986) (PDF, 237KB)

Update: 17 April 2005

Update | Paramount's original trailer sourced

We have finally managed to source a copy of Paramount's original "teaser" trailer for .  A 45 second trailer featuring Mary Stuart Masterson playing the drums.  You can download it from the trailers page.

  Paramount's original teaser for "Some Kind of Wonderful" (AVI, 5.40MB)

Update: 5 April 2005

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