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Secret Admirer (1985)

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Release Date: Jun 14, 1985 Wide

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Produced at the height of the teen sex comedy cinema craze in the mid-1980s, Secret Admirer (1985) was the directorial debut of David Greenwalt, who would later move from screwball comedy to horror with the television series The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. C. Thomas Howell stars as Michael Ryan, a high school student who receives an anonymous love note in his locker. Hoping that it's from Deborah Ann Fimple (Kelly Preston), a gorgeous but air-headed classmate who only dates

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Comedy, Romance

David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf

Jan 7, 2003

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (6) | DVD (1)

A rather forgettable romantic comedy...

December 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Starts well, but the early comic buoyancy deflates quickly.

August 21, 2004 Full Review
Spirituality and Practice

C. Thomas who?

February 18, 2003
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

...How a formulaic laff riot with a risqué slant is done.

January 17, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Only in a genre that includes Private School and Joy Sticks could Secret Admirer be considered a good movie, but this one's actually got some laughs!

January 15, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Secret Admirer

Another predictable teen romance from the 80s, but it does have a good cast and a couple of funny scenes.
January 20, 2011
ajv2688

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Oh the 80's. How I do enjoy making fun of it.
August 18, 2008
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Curtis Lilly

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Hilarious teen comedy on a Secret Admirer letter. How one letter intrigues the mind of Michael ( C.Thomas Howell) who is curious to see who his admirer is and pin points the hot girl in school Debbie. Only thing is Michael needs his best friend Toni to help him out with delivering the letters. Soon, it get's in the wrong hands and causes mayhem. Hilarious and funny and a great 80's favorite. Fred Ward makes a nice addition to this comedy. :)
November 23, 2008
donnarenee2006

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This was the funniest, the cutest, and definitely the craziest movie ever! I love it still.
Great cast!
December 6, 2007
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