The Sure Thing

1985, Comedy/Romance, 1h 34m

36 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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Though its final outcome is predictable, The Sure Thing is a charming, smartly written, and mature teen comedy featuring a breakout role for John Cusack. Read critic reviews

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Gib (John Cusack), a college freshman, keeps striking out with women. When he learns that a beautiful Californian (Nicollette Sheridan) wants to have a tryst with him, he decides to carpool all the way to the West Coast to meet her. Unfortunately, one of the other passengers on the trip is Alison (Daphne Zuniga), an attractive but domineering girl who has rejected Gib once before. The journey is a nightmare until a funny thing happens -- Gib and Alison start to fall in love.

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John Cusack
Walter 'Gib' Gibson
Daphne Zuniga
Alison Bradbury

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