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Valley Girl (1983)

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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Randy
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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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Stacey
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Suzi Brent
Tina Theberge ...
Samantha
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Beth Brent
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Drivers' Ed Teacher
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Sarah Richman
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Steve Richman
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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 <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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When punk meets prom the fun begins! [Video Australia] See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,856,780 (USA) (1 May 1983)

Gross:

$16,797,122 (USA) (23 October 1983)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Randy (Nicolas Cage) and Fred (Cameron Dye) 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 »

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The opening scene supposedly takes place at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, but the sign on the door from which Julie and her friends leave the mall indicate that they are at the Del Amo Fashion Center, which is located in Torrance, California. See more »

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Julie Richman: Yeah, but Tommy can be such a dork, ya know? Like he's got the bod, but his brains are bad news.
Suzi Brent: But he is bitchin'. You really are so lucky, Julie.
Julie Richman: I know, but we've been going together so long now. Like I'm beginning to think I'm a piece of furniture or something, like an old chair!
Loryn: Oh, bad news!
Julie Richman: [glancing at Brad] I definitely need something new.
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References 8 to 4 (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

A Million Miles Away
Performed by The Plimsouls
Written by Peter Case (as Case), Joey Alkes (as Alkes), Chris Fradkin (as Fradkin)
© 1982 Baby Oh Yeah Music / Nineties Music BMI
Courtesy of The David Geffen Co.
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Nicolas Cage's best role
16 March 2003 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my all time favorite movies and is what made me a lifelong Nicolas Cage fan. Back in the mid-80's I taped this movie (when VCR's were impossible to do this with!!) and would watch it over and over. Nicolas Cage is just brilliant here. And, he looks wonderful and has no affecting "acting-isms" (see "Peggy Sue Got Married" to know what I mean about that!!). I measure all his performances against this one. He was so perfectly cast as the cool punk guy with the edgy friends. The music was GREAT. The Plimsouls! The Psychodelic Furs! Modern English! Men At Work! Whenever I hear "Melt With You" I am taken back to the finale of this movie.

What ever happened to his cute costar, Deborah Foreman? And his hysterical friend, Cameron Dye? Certainly took a different turn than Nicolas! Interestingly, the slutty friend (Elizabeth Daily) ended up being the voice of Tommy from the Rugrats (she is billed as E.G. Daily for that horrid show)! Bizarre!

IF you want to take a great trip back to the 80's, watch this movie. It is definitely a classic. Like Totally!


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