– John Cusack first made his mark as a go-to rom-com main-man when “The Sure Thing
” opened wide on this day. In director Rob Reiner’s follow-up to “This is Spinal Tap” (1984), Cusack takes on his first lead role as Gib, a horny college student who goes on a road trip cross-country to see future “Desperate Housewife” Nicolette Sheridan, a girl he’s told is a sure thing. Alas, Gib's plans are all but sure because of fellow traveler Alison, played by future Druish Princess
and "Melrose Place" star Daphne Zuniga.