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Valley Girl (1983)

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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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Stacey
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Suzi Brent
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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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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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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Bad Boyz  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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During Randy and Julie's first cruise through Hollywood, they pass a burlesque theater advertising an appearance by Kitten Natividad. See more »

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During the party scene, Suzi's mark is visible by her feet while she is dancing. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: [about his recent break-up with Julie] Who else is there? No other Val dude can touch me. She must really be freaking out.
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Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Born Naked (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Jukebox
Performed by The Flirts
Written by Bobby Orlando (as B. Orlando)
Jackaroe Music Publishers / Bobby "O" Music ASCAP
Courtesy of Vanguard Recording Society Inc. / "O" Records
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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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