The Sure Thing
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1985
Director: Rob Reiner
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-865748
Running time: 1:35 (95 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 05, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#1345)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
John Cusack (Grosse Point Blank), Daphne Zuniga (Spaceballs) and Nicollette Sheridan ("Knots Landing") star in this charming tale of true love that's at once "intelligent, fun, a bit devilish...[and] delightful, frisky and perceptively funny" (The Hollywood Reporter)!

College freshman Walter "Gib" Gibson (Cusack) has a "sure thing" going – a date with a very hot and very sex-craved blonde (Sheridan) across the country in L.A. Crossed by fate – and the ride-share bulletin board – Gib makes the trip with a studious and abrasive coed (Zuniga). But as they mount every obstacle from show tune-singing simpletons and bad weather to leering truck drivers and worse luck, their temperaments change...and Gib realizes that the only sure thing is that losing the real thing would be the worst thing of all!
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Genres
Comedy
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Embassy Films Associates
 • Monument Pictures
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Trivia
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature, Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
 • Trivia Track
Easter Eggs
From the main menu of the disc's "Special Features" side, highlight "Featurettes" and press up to highlight a checkmark under the first Polaroid. If you continue to press right, a checkmark will appear under each picture. Clicking on these checkmarks will reveal, from left to right:

1) A costume remark from Nicollette Sheridan (0:26);
2) Sheridan discussing her audition and the opening sequence (2:18);
3) Sheridan recalling an ad-lib (0:18); and
4) an excerpt from Sheridan's audition tape, with no audio (0:33).
Crew
Direction
Rob Reiner....Director
Writing
Steven L. Bloom....Writer
Jonathan Roberts....Writer
Production
Henry Winkler....Executive Producer
Roger Birnbaum....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Elswit....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert Leighton....Film Editor
Music
Tom Scott....Composer
Sound
Bob Eber....Production Sound Mixer
John T. Reitz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David E. Campbell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg C. Rudloff....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Lilly Kilvert....Production Designer
Durinda Wood....Costume Designer
Patricia Messina....Make-up Artist
John Frazier....Visual Effects
Cast
John Cusack....Walter "Gib" Gibson
Daphne Zuniga....Alison Bradbury
Anthony Edwards....Lance
Boyd Gaines....Jason
Tim Robbins....Gary Cooper
Lisa Jane Persky....Mary Ann Webster
Viveca Lindfors....Professor Taub
Nicollette Sheridan....The Sure Thing
Marcia Christie....Julie
Robert Anthony Marcucci....Bobby
Sarah Buxton....Sharon
Lorrie Lightle....Lucy
Joshua Cadman....Jimbo
Krystal Richards....Girl in Photo
John Putch....Mastin
Steve Pink....Football Player
Tracy Reiner....Alison's Friend
Marty Layton....Frat Guy
Amy Resnick....Marsha
Robert Bauer....Moke
Frantz Turner....Cop
Garry Goodrow....Pick-Up Driver
Robert Snively....Bus Station Clerk
Carmen Filpi....Bus Station Bum
Richard Hamilton....Bartender
George Memmoli....Man in Bar
Rosalind Moreland....Barmaid
Sunshine Parker....Cowboy Guy
Fran Ryan....Lady in Car
Teresa Baxter....Rose Lady
Larry Hankin....Trucker
Jimmy Baron....Guy at Frat Party
Julie Ow....Girl in Sarong
Noelle Williams....Katherine
Tamara Carrera....Fantasy Girl (uncredited)
David Connella....Student (uncredited)
John Richard Petersen....Frat Guy on Stairs (uncredited)
Christopher Rydell....Charlie (uncredited)