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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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Loryn
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Tommy
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Fred Bailey
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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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Life in the Valley: Hair, clothes... and attitude. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Michelle Pfeiffer was originally considered for the role of Julie. See more »

Goofs

When Steve takes the first few pictures of Julie and Tommy as they prepare to leave for the prom, the lens cap is on the camera. Steve acts as though he does not notice, yet because the camera is an SLR-style camera, the lens cap would have blocked his view through the viewfinder. See more »

Quotes

Julie Richman: [arguing about staying out all night] Why can't you just punish me like Stacey's parents?
Sarah Richman: Bad karma, dear!
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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I La-La-La Love You
Performed by Pat Travers
Written by Pat Travers
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Courtesy of Polygram Records
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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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