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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 Richman
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Loryn
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Drivers' Ed Teacher
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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)  »

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Bad Boyz  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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The marquee of Chinese Theatre says "An Officer and a Gentleman," which co-stars Tony Plana who plays the Low Rider who taunts a drunken Randy. See more »

Goofs

When the driver's ed teacher jumps out of the car, the door audibly slams shut behind him. When Julie parks the car afterwards, however, the front passenger side door is open. See more »

Quotes

Randy: No one is gonna tell me who I can score with! Now I want this chick, she wants me, so fuck it, we're goin' back.
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Soundtracks

Johnny Are You Queer?
Performed by Josie Cotton
Written by Bobby Paine (as B.) & Larson Paine (as L. Paine)
© 1981 WB Music Corp. / Paine-American Music ASCAP
Warner Tamerlane Publ. Corp. BMI
Courtesy of Elektra / Asylum Records
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21 January 1999 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw Valley Girl, I was bedridden and as sick as a dog, out of junior high school for two weeks with a nasty illness. I watched it on a tiny black and white set with the volume turned down to a whisper so my parents wouldn't hear and make me shut it off. I was mesmerized. It was a revelation. Martha Coolidge's milking of the Romeo and Juliet premise (with Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman filling in as star-crossed lovers in the San Fernando Valley) was smart and convincing. I was amazed by the hot "Val" chicks. I was thrilled by the interesting vocabulary words. I wanted to be like Cage's tough Randy and fall in love with a beautiful girl like Foreman's Julie to the sounds of Eddie Grant, Modern English, and The Plimsouls.


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