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The Vals (1983)

R | | Comedy | 1983 (USA)
Sam, Trish, Beth, and Annie are four Valley Girls bored with shopping and frat parties. They come across kind Mr. Stanton, who is running a home for orphaned boys. Mr. Stanton and his ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Carroll ...
Elena Stratheros ...
Beth (as Michelle Laurita)
Gina Calabrese ...
Trish's Father - 'Boom-Boom Girls' Producer
Kathy - Soap Opera Star (as Sue Ann Langdon)
'Spaced-out' Musician
Mr. Stanton - Head of the Orphanage
Sam's Mother - Valley Attorney
Shirley Rothman ...
Trish's Mother\ - Valley Socialite
Matthew Conlon ...
Ken - Fraternity Pledge
Julie - Beverly Hills Girl
Mike - Fraternity President
Jim Greenleaf ...
David - Beer Bong President
Adam Mills ...
Keith - Pledge Chairman


Sam, Trish, Beth, and Annie are four Valley Girls bored with shopping and frat parties. They come across kind Mr. Stanton, who is running a home for orphaned boys. Mr. Stanton and his charges are in danger of being evicted from their home if they don't come up with the rent money that is due, and one of the boys has taken to selling drugs for a couple of sleazy dealers. When Trish's prized "TUBUL R" Mercedes convertible is lost in a bet in which their Beverly Hills rivals have cheated, mayhem ensues as the Vals, with the help of their frat boy boyfriends, save Mr. Stanton and his boys from being evicted, give the drug dealers their just desserts, and exact revenge on the Beverly Hills brats in a rematch. Written by The Fox <foxychan@webtv.net>

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Shot 1982, not released until 1983. See more »


[Sam's mother has just sprung the girls from jail]
Sam's mom: Relax. It's all been taken care of.
Samantha: Mom, I'm so sorry.
Sam's mom: I just found out why you did it. I just wish I'd listened to you sooner. If us parents had listened to you girls, then none of this would have happened.
Samantha: Oh, Mom, you really think so?
Sam's mom: Fer sure, fer sure.
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Love Is a Party
Written by Daphna Edwards and Roger Taylor
Performed by Daphna Edwards, Roger Taylor and Melanie Rae Forst
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"THE VALS" Trivia
26 April 2002 | by (Stockton, California,USA) – See all my reviews

Not only have I seen this movie, I was also an extra in it. "The Vals" was filmed here in Stockton, California in September and October of 1982. For trivia buffs out there the school sequence in the beginning of the movie was filmed at "A.A. Stagg High School" located at 1621 Brookside Road. The Ranch home sequence was filmed at the Michael Blatt Estate in the Morada section of Stockton. The Mall sequence was filmed at "Weberstown Mall" located at 4950 Pacific Avenue. Today Weberstown Mall has changed considerably since 1982 with the interior remodeled. Most of the stores there then are gone today with the exception of See's Candies.Even the Orange Julius restaurant (where the on-screen drug deal goes down) is no longer there.The Orphan House scene with John Carradine is located on 1130 North San Joaquin Street near Downtown Stockton. "The Vals" had a sneak preview here in Stockton at the historic "Stockton Royal Theatre" the following year but to the best of my knowledge it wasn't released anywhere else until it hit video and pay tv in 1986. It was originally filmed as "Valley Girls" but because of the Nicholas Cage film of a similar title the same year they changed the title to "THE VALS". For someone like me who grew up in Stockton and had an extra part on the movie, It was a good movie but for someone else, it might be just mediocre.

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