The Sure Thing (1985)

PG-13 03/01/1985 (US) ComedyRomance 1h 40m

A sure thing comes once in a lifetime... but the real thing lasts forever.


Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. Now they need to realize what they've already found before it's too late.

  1. Rob Reiner


  2. Steve Bloom


  3. Jonathan Roberts


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Cusack

    John Cusack

    Walter (Gib) Gibson

  2. Daphne Zuniga

    Daphne Zuniga

    Alison Bradbury

  3. Anthony Edwards

    Anthony Edwards


  4. Boyd Gaines

    Boyd Gaines


  5. Tim Robbins

    Tim Robbins

    Gary Cooper

  6. Lisa Jane Persky

    Lisa Jane Persky

    Mary Ann Webster

  7. Viveca Lindfors

    Viveca Lindfors

    Professor Taub

  8. Nicollette Sheridan

    Nicollette Sheridan

    The Sure Thing

  9. Marcia Christie


  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

The Sure Thing
The Sure Thing

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,500,000.00

Revenue $18,135,531.00


Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?