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Valley Girl (1983)

R  |   |  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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Tommy
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Fred Bailey
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the "making of" documentary on the 20th anniversary DVD, Elizabeth Daily admitted that she had no idea how to talk like a Valley Girl. To cover this up, she decided that her character, Loryn, would not actually be from the Valley, but from nearby Malibu instead. 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

Fred Bailey: [warily surveying party food] What you got running here, a bait shop?
Suzi Brent: Like, it's sushi, don't you know?
[points at each platter as she identifies them]
Suzi Brent: Like, this here is tuna, that's flying fish egg, and that's sea urchin.
Randy: This is pistachio paste, isn't it?
[picks up a smear of wasabi with a chopstick and eats it; he then watches party guests enjoying the sushi]
Randy: Dig in, Fred.
Fred Bailey: [shudders] I think I'll go get something to drink.
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References 8 to 4 (1981) See more »

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Electric Avenue
Written and Performed by Eddy Grant
Greenheart Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Portrait/CBS Records
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One of my favorite guilty pleasures
1 May 2000 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Everyone has a great list of cinematic guilty pleasures, and "Valley Girl" has been on mine from the first time I saw it. It was clear from the first "valley view" of the San Fernando that it was several cuts above your average teen-aimed movie. Obviously, Nicolas Cage was pretty impressive, even if I had no idea of his heritage or his future. I liked Deborah Foreman, too, and the supporting cast was well-chosen. If the plot was trifling, it was at least clever and certainly not pretentious. And the music, from the opening by Foremen and her friends to the closing shot of the limo ride to Modern English's "I Melt With You," is a big plus. Overall, an very entertaining take on love across the valley of cultural differences from Martha Coolidge, who is one of our most underrated directors.


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