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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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Cast

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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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Beth Brent
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Drivers' Ed Teacher
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Sarah Richman
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Prom Teacher
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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:

Valley Girl  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Martha Coolidge was required by the film's producers to show female breasts at least four times. They felt it would make the movie more appealing to younger males. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.162 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Love My Way
Performed by The Psychedelic Furs
Written by John Ashton (as J. Ashton), Richard Butler (as R. Butler),
Tim Butler (as T. Butler), Vince Ely (as V. Ely)
Blackwood Music Inc. BMI
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Like, totally awesome
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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