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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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Beth Brent
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Drivers' Ed Teacher
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Sarah Richman
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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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Life in the Valley: Hair, clothes... and attitude. 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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Michelle Pfeiffer was originally considered for the role of Julie. See more »

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In the party scene where Julie first meets Randy and Fred and the two guys are kicked out of the party we see Julie standing inside the house looking out the window. From the outside it shows her closing the shutters but when it switches back to Julie on the inside of the house, she hadn't closed them yet. See more »

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Randy: That techno-rock you guys listen to is gutless.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Shelley's Boyfriend
Performed by Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo
Written by Bonnie Hayes (as B. Hayes), Steven Savage (as S. Savage)
Almo Music Corp. / Puntoons ASCAP
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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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