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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Richman
Fred Bailey
Suzi Brent
Tina Theberge ...
Beth Brent
Drivers' Ed Teacher
Sarah Richman
Steve Richman
David Ensor ...
Prom 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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz  »

Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Randy and Fred are in the hills overlooking the Valley, Randy takes a Wowee Whistle from his shirt pocket. Wowee Whistles were novelty harmonicas made from orange chewing wax and were popular Halloween treats during the 1970's and early 1980's. See more »


When Loryn, Stacey, and Suzi meet Julie at Du-par's, Stacey's books are already on the table when Julie begins to speak. When the camera pans over to Stacey, however, she is still holding her books; it is only after then that she lays them down. See more »


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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Performed by Pat Travers
Written by Pat Travers
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Top of the heap of eighties teen films
9 September 2001 | by (Weimar, Germany) – See all my reviews

This gem captures early 80's life brilliantly. As a grad '83 boy

myself, I must say that Valley Girl (along with Fast Times at

Ridgemont High )stands out as the class of the teen sex film

genre. The characters are accurate representatives of the era; the

vapid mall chicks, pseudo punk rebels, preppy jocks are all

represented here.

I have seen this over ten times now. The music in the film was top

notch. Unfortunately, these tunes could were never as popular in

their era as those by arena cockrockers like Journey, Styx or

Loverboy. Before the soundtrack existed, I searched out records

and tapes (it was the 80's after all !) of Josie Cotton, Sparks,

Plimsouls and Modern English.

This movie deserves respect. It isn't just a good 80's teen flick. It is

a great film. Period.

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