Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a kid from the wrong side of the tracks. She's a self-confident high-school senior who dresses in handmade clothes, works in a record store, and lives in a modest home with her unemployed father (Harry Dean Stanton). Times are tough for Andie in school,
where she and her friends are tormented by the wealthy students who make up the majority of the student body, and where her worst fear is that she won't get invited to the senior prom. Her best friend, "Duckie" (Jon Cryer), talks matter-of-factly with her father about marrying Andie, but he never
thinks of taking her to the prom--a social event that most of the poor kids avoid. To her...