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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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Julie Richman
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Loryn
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Tommy
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Fred Bailey
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Drivers' Ed 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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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Bad Boyz  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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The marquee of Chinese Theatre says "An Officer and a Gentleman," which co-stars Tony Plana who plays the Low Rider who taunts a drunken Randy. 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

Stacey: Fred?
Fred Bailey: Stacey?
Stacey: God, you're so weird! Go away!
Fred Bailey: My little pickle. My darling.
Stacey: Like, this is so embarrassing.
Fred Bailey: Well, I think you're cute.
Stacey: My God.
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Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

She Talks in Stereo
Performed by Gary Myrick and The Figures
Written by Gary Myrick
Not Suitable Music ASCAP
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Totally tubular 80's teen comedy (fer shure)
3 January 2004 | by (Richmond, CA) – See all my reviews

In the tradition of "Romeo and Juliet," a punker named Randy (Nicholas Cage) begins a relationship with shallow teenage girl named Julie (Deborah Foreman), but peer pressure from her equally shallow friends forces her to break up and go back to her ex-boyfriend (Michael Bowen). Randy refuses to take this lying down and tries to get Julie back. Will he succeed?

Fine performances by Cage, Foreman, Frederick Forrest and Colleen Camp (as Julie's hippie parents), sensitive directing by Martha Coolidge, and totally tubular soundtrack by Modern English, The Plimsouls, and Men at Work (to name a few) makes this fun sleeper one of the best 80's teen comedies (fer shure).

My evaluation: *** out of ****


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