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Valley Girl (1983)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  29 April 1983 (USA)
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Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

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Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Life in the Valley: Hair, clothes... and attitude. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During Randy and Julie's first cruise through Hollywood, they pass a burlesque theater advertising an appearance by Kitten Natividad. See more »

Goofs

When Randy and Julie see each other from across the room, a blond boy in an orange shirt walks from right to left behind Randy and Fred. Seconds later, the same boy walks in the same direction behind Randy and Fred again. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: [about his recent break-up with Julie] Who else is there? No other Val dude can touch me. She must really be freaking out.
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Soundtracks

Girls Like Me
Performed by Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo
Written by Bonnie Hayes
Almo Music Corp. / Puntoons ASCAP
Courtesy of Slash Records
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Totally tubular 80's teen comedy (fer shure)
3 January 2004 | by (Richmond, CA) – See all my reviews

In the tradition of "Romeo and Juliet," a punker named Randy (Nicholas Cage) begins a relationship with shallow teenage girl named Julie (Deborah Foreman), but peer pressure from her equally shallow friends forces her to break up and go back to her ex-boyfriend (Michael Bowen). Randy refuses to take this lying down and tries to get Julie back. Will he succeed?

Fine performances by Cage, Foreman, Frederick Forrest and Colleen Camp (as Julie's hippie parents), sensitive directing by Martha Coolidge, and totally tubular soundtrack by Modern English, The Plimsouls, and Men at Work (to name a few) makes this fun sleeper one of the best 80's teen comedies (fer shure).

My evaluation: *** out of ****


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