The Sure Thing

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Reiner's splendidly confident, witty teenage variation on It Happened One Night focuses on two students hitching across the States through rainstorms, starvation and show tunes. He's a libidinous layabout who inadvertently dropped in to college. She's an uptight goody-goody who believes spontaneity has its time and its place. There's plenty of mileage in this pairing, even if the movie isn't going anywhere unexpected. It now looks like a dry run for When Harry Met Sally..., and some of the dialogue is every bit as sharp: 'Have you ever considered a sexual encounter so intense it could conceivably change your political views?'

Release details

Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rob Reiner
Screenwriter: Steven L Bloom, Jonathan Roberts
Cast: John Cusack
Daphne Zuniga
Anthony Edwards
Boyd Gaines
Tim Robbins
Lisa Jane Persky
Viveca Lindfors
Nicollette Sheridan
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