Secret Admirer is a 1985 American romantic comedy film directed by David Greenwalt, and starring C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston and Fred Ward. The screenplay was written by Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. The original music score was composed by Jan Hammer. The film was produced at the height of the teen sex comedy cinema craze in the mid-1980s, and marked the directorial debut of Greenwalt. Michael Ryan (Howell) is a high school student who receives an anonymous love letter. Michael is obsessed with Deborah Ann Fimple (Preston), the class beauty, and his best friend, Roger (Siemaszko), convinces him that the letter is from her. However, he is totally oblivious that his friend Toni Williams (Loughlin) is in love with him. Michael writes Deborah Ann an anonymous love letter in return, and asks Toni to give it to her. Toni realizes the letter is poorly written and unromantic (since Michael had copied words from greeting cards), so she rewrites it. Elizabeth Fimple (Taylor-Young), Deborah Ann's mother, discovers the letter.