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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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Randy
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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
Tina Theberge ...
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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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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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Trivia

In the opening shopping montage, the Master Card shown in closeup is actually the real card of the film's co-writer Wayne Crawford. In addition, the info on the card swiper reveals that it is not the Sherman Oaks Galleria, but the Wet Seal store in Torrance, California, substituting for the Galleria due to budget restrictions. See more »

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When the girls are dancing to "Girls Like Me" at Suzi's slumber party, the album spinning on the turntable clearly has an A&M Records label on it, but the album that contained that song at the time was actually released on Slash Records. 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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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny Are You Queer?
Performed by Josie Cotton
Written by Bobby Paine (as B. Paine) & Larson Paine (as L. Paine)
© 1981 WB Music Corp. / Paine-American Music ASCAP
Warner Tamerlane Publ. Corp. BMI
Courtesy of Elektra / Asylum Records
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Top of the heap of eighties teen films
9 September 2001 | by (Weimar, Germany) – See all my reviews

This gem captures early 80's life brilliantly. As a grad '83 boy

myself, I must say that Valley Girl (along with Fast Times at

Ridgemont High )stands out as the class of the teen sex film

genre. The characters are accurate representatives of the era; the

vapid mall chicks, pseudo punk rebels, preppy jocks are all

represented here.

I have seen this over ten times now. The music in the film was top

notch. Unfortunately, these tunes could were never as popular in

their era as those by arena cockrockers like Journey, Styx or

Loverboy. Before the soundtrack existed, I searched out records

and tapes (it was the 80's after all !) of Josie Cotton, Sparks,

Plimsouls and Modern English.

This movie deserves respect. It isn't just a good 80's teen flick. It is

a great film. Period.


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