Secret Admirer (1985)




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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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt, M. James Kouf Jr.
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 7, 2003
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as Michael Ryan

as Deborah Anne Fimple

as Connie Ryan

as Lou Fimple

as Connie Ryan

as Elizabeth Fimple

as Jeff

as George Ryan

as Roger Despard

as Ricardo

as Kirkpatrick

as Steve Powers

as Mr. Simpson

as Mailman

as Mrs. Henderson

as Toni's Mother

as Waiter

as Toni's Father

as Mr. Henderson

as Ungrateful Teen

as Norwegian Dock Worke...
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Critic Reviews for Secret Admirer

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A rather forgettable romantic comedy...

Full Review… | December 30, 2013
Reel Film Reviews

Starts well, but the early comic buoyancy deflates quickly.

| August 21, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

C. Thomas who?

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

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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Oh the 80's. How I do enjoy making fun of it.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer


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. :)

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

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