Pretty in Pink was released in theaters across the United States on February 28, 1986 and was the top-grossing film for the week of March 12, 1986. During it’s theatrical run it grossed $40.5 million, which was the 22nd highest-grossing film of 1986.
The movie has since become one of the most popular “brat pack” movies of all time. And, the final scene is one of the greatest endings to any ’80s film. It features Duckie escorting Andie to the dance, but then Blane and Andie end up kissing in the parking lot at the end of the film. This wasn’t the original ending. The original ending showed Duckie and Andie ending up together, but test audiences booed that ending, so John Hughes wrote a new five-page ending where Andie and Blane get together instead.
And, if you think that Blane, aka Andrew McCarthy, looks a little different in the last scene, you’re correct. Since this wasn’t the original ending, McCarthy had already shaved his head for a Broadway play. So, Blane donned an awful wig, and the new ending was filmed in one day.
So, without further ado, here’s one of our favorite final scenes from any ’80s movie where Blane tells Steph:
“”Steph…that’s it, Steph. She thinks you’re sh*t. And deep down, you know she’s right.”