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A girl’s 16th birthday is supposed to be a great one, the sweetest there is. Samantha is angered when she finds out that her sister’s wedding is the family’s big upcoming event, overshadowing her birthday. With a coming of age story, she learns to overcome her insecurities as she wishes for a car, some cake, and high school senior Jake.

Molly Ringwald as Samantha Baker, and Michael Shoeffling as Jake Ryan are in and out of romance. Molly Ringwald is also known for her roles in The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and more. Co-star Michael Shoeffling also acts in Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken, Mermaids, and Vision Quest.

Do you remember when you were sixteen? Do you want to feel like a teenager again? Come down memory lane and relive Samantha’s love and coming of age story!

  • Her crush Jake’s house- 1407 Waverly Road, Highland Park
  • The Baker house- 3022 Payne Street, Evanston
  • Their school, Trier High School – 385 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka
  • Their church- Glencoe Union Church – 263 Park Avenue
  • The house party they go to is at 1407 Waverly Road, Highland Park.

Many don’t know that Michael Schoeffling, while playing Jake, was 23 while everyone else was 15! Not only that, the movie set was full of surprises. They had a small budget and couldn’t afford AC, so the prom set in the gym was actually over 100 degrees while filming! The biggest shock of them all was that her birthday cake wasn’t even cake! It was cardboard!