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Jon Cryer, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Macaulay Culkin and Matthew Broderick pay tribute to the late director John Hughes at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood Reuters.

Fans will be breaking out the shoulder pads when director John Hughes' classic coming-of-age flick Pretty in Pink returns to cinemas for its 30th anniversary in time for Valentine's Day.

But don't assume you remember how it ends, because it might have an alternative finish as audiences will get to see some of the possible endings the director considered, as well as backstage footage, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The film debuted in 1986 and grossed $40.5m (£28m) over a 14-week run with that era's Brat Pack stars Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy. Ringwald plays Andie, an outsider teen who falls for one of the rich kids, Blane, played by Andrew McCarthy. Meanwhile, Andie's sidekick Duckie, played by Jon Cryer, pines for her. James Spader is Steff, who militantly enforces the teen pecking order of the crew's cruel suburban Chicago high school.

The film's music made Rolling Stone's 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time. The magazine credited Hughes with curating "one of the finest new wave anthologies" in the film. The "lavish sadness" of teenage angst includes music from Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order and the Smiths.

The Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures screening of Pretty in Pink comes a few weeks after another Hughes movie, Home Alone, was re-released in cinemas to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary. Hughes died in 2009.