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?


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 »


Throughout the party scene, there are instances of kids being in more than one place at a time, depending on the camera view. For example, a brown-haired boy in a gray sweater vest is shown dancing; when the camera view changes, however, he is standing (and not dancing) in a different part of the room. See more »


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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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »


Girls Like Me
Performed by Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo
Written by Bonnie Hayes
Almo Music Corp. / Puntoons ASCAP
Courtesy of Slash Records
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cool movie, awesome soundtrack!!!
18 June 2000 | by (Santa Maria California) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie, it totally reminds me of my high school days. The soundtrack is awesome. I am a huge nic cage fan and this is my favorite movie that he is in. I love the storyline, it is a total love story, against the odds kind of thing. I think anyone who graduated in the early eighties (1980-1984) should see the movie. It totally brought back memories of high school for me.

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