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The L.A. of John Hughes' Some Kind of Wonderful, 30 Years Later


Eric Stoltz as Keith NelsonEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith NelsonEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesLea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith RichardsEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesLea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith RichardsEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesjust off the 110 freeway in Wilmington. “It was more or less my idea to go down there [to Wilmington]Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesas opposed to stuff in the Valley. It’s just not there. So that was intriguing to me.”; Credit: Paramount Pictures/Jared CowanEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith watches as Amanda (Lea Thompson)Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturessays goodbye to her rich boyfriendEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesSome Kind of Wonderful was always going to be an L.A. storyEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesthe palm trees and all that stuff. [We brought] it into a working-class sort of neighborhood and that’s the contrast of the wealth of the rich kid.”; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAmanda’s house on West E Street in Wilmington: ThompsonEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturestells usEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturestells usEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesdirector Howard Deutch wanted Michael J. Fox for the role of Keith. Fox turned down the partEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures‘If you can’t cast itEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures’” Deutch recalls. “And I thoughtEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesif Brian De Palma said I shouldn’t do itEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturescalled Oil and VinegarEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesthe director of Valley GirlEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesthe director of Valley GirlEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures” Kiesser saysEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesreally blue collar. That’s one of the things we were trying to doEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictureskeeping away from anything upscale and [using] that industrial background wherever we could do it that breaks it out of an [average] residential scenario.”Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith walks up the driveway to his house. The filmmakers shot inside the ground level of the house but built the bedrooms and bathroom on a stage. “The script indicated that Keith [lived] in more of a blue-collar areaEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures” Deutch says. “Many times locationsEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesare chosen by the charactersEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesare chosen by the charactersEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesa number of the locations were already scouted and settled upon. “Many of the locations I had to keep because there was no time to changeEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesdown there by the oil refineriesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures” the director says of the house built in 1928 on West I Street in Wilmington. “I blessed it when I went to see itEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictureswhich turned out fine and maybe better than had I not compromised.”Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Keith pull into their high school parking lot in Watts' beat-up Mini.; Credit: Paramount Pictures" data-rightCaption="Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures">Watts: "Skill beyond skill. Technique. Imagine what I can do when I get my driver's license back." Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Keith pull into their high school parking lot in Watts' beat-up Mini.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesLooking west along West 15th Street in San Pedro fromEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesan unused lot at San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesan unused lot at San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesan unused lot at San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesan unused lot at San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictureswhich was renamed San Paulo High School for the film. “I personally wanted the students to look like studentsEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictureswhich was renamed San Paulo High School for the film. “I personally wanted the students to look like studentsEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesit was kind of out of the loopEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures” Colby says of the school located at 1001 W. 15th St. in San Pedro.Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter Duncan (Elias Koteas)Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesthe school skinheadEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith defends her and the two start fighting.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith and Duncan fight in the Senior Court at San Pedro High School. Kiesser saysEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith and Duncan fight in the Senior Court at San Pedro High School. Kiesser saysEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures“[The school is] so closely tied in my brain with Back to the Future because we shot at another school down there somewhere [Whittier High School] and it was with Eric.” It's commonly known that Stoltz was cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future before being replaced by Michael J. Fox.; Credit: Paramount Pictures/Jared CowanEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith’s sister Laura (Maddie Corman)Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesin class as her dad looks in; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesLaura’s classroom at San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures Hardy tries to patch things up with Amanda after she sees him flirting with another girl in the hallway.; Credit: Paramount Pictures" data-rightCaption="Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures">Hardy: "How can you be so beautiful and so insecure at the same time? Trust is the basis of any relationship." Hardy tries to patch things up with Amanda after she sees him flirting with another girl in the hallway.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesSecond-floor hallway of San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures Keith and Watts talk about Amanda Jones at the auto shop where Keith works.; Credit: Paramount Pictures" data-rightCaption="Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures">Watts: "Don’t go mistaking paradise for a pair of long legs." Keith and Watts talk about Amanda Jones at the auto shop where Keith works.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesInside Express Auto Shop at 8927 W. Pico Blvd.Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesit took a long time to find this location. It wasn’t until it was imperative that it be found that the locations department came up with something.Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures Keith and Watts continue their conversation about Amanda inside the auto shop’s office.; Credit: Paramount Pictures" data-rightCaption="Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures">"Watts: You couldn’t score her in a million years. (A) You’re too shy and closed up to even approach her and (B) she’d kill you. Chicks like her have one thing on their mind and you don’t make enough of it to matter to her." Keith and Watts continue their conversation about Amanda inside the auto shop’s office.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesIn the office at Express Auto ShopEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesIn the office at Express Auto ShopEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures Hardy and Amanda pull into the gas station at the auto shop.; Credit: Paramount Pictures" data-rightCaption="Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures">huh?" Hardy and Amanda pull into the gas station at the auto shop.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesSamEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturestold us that the business located at 8927 W. Pico Blvd. opened in 1955 as Beverlywood Automotive and Gas Station. The original owner was shot and killed on the sidewalk after chasing some robbers.Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter leaving school in the middle of the dayEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter leaving school in the middle of the dayEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter leaving school in the middle of the dayEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictureswho just got detention for leaving school grounds in the middle of the day.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures“The school was such an important characterEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesto have a real variety in all the different situations was one of the things that helped the storytelling.”Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAmanda flirts her way out of having to serve detention with Mr. Sonner (Keith Kimmins).; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesStairwell in the main building of San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith and Duncan compare artwork in detentionEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith and Duncan compare artwork in detentionEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith and Duncan compare artwork in detentionEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesKeith and Duncan compare artwork in detentionEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesexcept the paint on the wall.Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesA night out at the mall; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesThe outdoor shopping center from Some Kind of Wonderful is the Brick WalkEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesabout 6 miles west of Keith’s Wilmington house.Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAmanda and her rich friend Shayne (Molly Hagan) walk down the steps of the Brick Walk.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesThe Brick WalkEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter Amanda has a fight with HardyEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter Amanda has a fight with HardyEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter Amanda has a fight with HardyEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter Amanda has a fight with HardyEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAfter Amanda has a fight with HardyEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesthis is 1987. Did you know that a girl can be whatever she wants to be?" Ray: "I knowEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesRay (Scott Coffey)Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesRay (Scott Coffey)Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesa younger tree has replaced the one seen in the film.Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesAmanda grows impatient waiting for Keith to pick her up in Watts’ car when the car won’t start.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesThe main staircase leading up to San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesRay: "LookEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesRay: "LookEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesRay: "LookEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Picturesbut the offer seems too good to be true coming from Amanda's ex-boyfriend.; Credit: Paramount PicturesEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesInside the woodshop at San Pedro High SchoolEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesTaking inspiration from legendary Al’s Bar in downtown L.A.Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictureslocated at 303 S. Hewitt St. in the Arts DistrictEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictureslocated at 303 S. Hewitt St. in the Arts DistrictEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures” says the cinematographer. “I remember there was a lot of frustration around it. Then finally the art department came up with this ideaEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictureswe’ll do the entrance here.’ It was just one of the sides of the building.”Eric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount PicturesWatts walks into Club 999. “I remember that we wanted to go down and have kind of a basement feelingEric Stoltz as Keith Nelson, left, Lea Thompson as Amanda Jones and Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts were photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the Some Kind of Wonderful poster. All three character names are references to The Rolling Stones: guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and the song “Miss Amanda Jones” from the band's 1967 album Between the Buttons. Leibovitz also shot the poster for John Hughes' The Breakfast Club.; Credit: Paramount Pictures

Though many of John Hughes’ films were love letters to his hometown of Chicago, often the city of Los Angeles would make cameos in his movies to double for locations in the Windy City. The Griswolds’ suburban Chicago home in National Lampoon’s Vacation actually is in Los Feliz. The police station where Jennifer Grey hooked up with Charlie Sheen in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is in downtown L.A. The entirety of Pretty in Pink was shot in L.A., though cues such as newspaper kiosks indicate it's set in the Chicago area.

However, in the middle of Hughes' prolific, Chicago-centric career, there is one L.A.-set movie that, while thematically similar to some of his other films, stands out, in part, because of the city where it takes place.

Some Kind of Wonderful, released on Feb. 27, 1987, builds upon the common Hughes theme of social class boundaries, present in films like 1985's The Breakfast Club and 1986's Pretty in Pink; the latter film, like Some Kind of Wonderful, was written and produced by Hughes but directed by Howard Deutch. The film pits high school student Keith (Eric Stoltz), an aspiring artist from the wrong side of the tracks, against the overwhelming odds of dating Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson), the popular girl in school who hangs out with a group of rich kids in an effort to forget that she, too, comes from a blue-collar family.

L.A. is, arguably, the most appropriate American city in which to set a film like Some Kind of Wonderful. Take, for example, John Burroughs Middle School in the affluent Hancock Park neighborhood, where the district boundaries stretch from Doheny Drive to Western Avenue. In this case it's reasonable to suggest that kids who live in small apartment complexes could be attending the same public school as kids who live in $10 million homes.

Lea Thompson tells us, “I think that [L.A.] really did become a character in the movie and made it different. I speak to so many people about Some Kind of Wonderful, and a lot of them talk about how it seems different than the other John Hughes movies, and I think that might be part of it.”

The film shot in Los Angeles throughout the summer of 1986 but was centered in the Wilmington and San Pedro area. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Some Kind of Wonderful, we traveled back to almost all of the film’s locations and spoke with Deutch, Thompson, cinematographer Jan Kiesser and executive producer Ronald Colby about shooting the John Hughes production in L.A.

All photos by Jared Cowan except where noted. Follow Jared on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.