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Valley Girl (1983)

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, 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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She's cool. He's hot. She's from the Valley. He's not. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,856,780, 1 May 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,797,122, 23 October 1983
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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 »

Goofs

When Loryn, Stacey, and Suzi meet Julie at Du-par's, Stacey's books are already on the table when Julie begins to speak. When the camera pans over to Stacey, however, she is still holding her books; it is only after then that she lays them down. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: It appears as though you forgot our French fries and a Coke, fishhead.
Randy: Oh, well, Peter Piper picked a pepper, I guess I did!
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Connections

Featured in Veronica Mars: Ruskie Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Love My Way
Performed by The Psychedelic Furs
Written by John Ashton (as J. Ashton), Richard Butler (as R. Butler), Tim Butler (as T. Butler), Vince Ely (as V. Ely)
Blackwood Music Inc. BMI
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Nicolas Cage's best role
16 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is one of my all time favorite movies and is what made me a lifelong Nicolas Cage fan. Back in the mid-80's I taped this movie (when VCR's were impossible to do this with!!) and would watch it over and over. Nicolas Cage is just brilliant here. And, he looks wonderful and has no affecting "acting-isms" (see "Peggy Sue Got Married" to know what I mean about that!!). I measure all his performances against this one. He was so perfectly cast as the cool punk guy with the edgy friends. The music was GREAT. The Plimsouls! The Psychodelic Furs! Modern English! Men At Work! Whenever I hear "Melt With You" I am taken back to the finale of this movie.

What ever happened to his cute costar, Deborah Foreman? And his hysterical friend, Cameron Dye? Certainly took a different turn than Nicolas! Interestingly, the slutty friend (Elizabeth Daily) ended up being the voice of Tommy from the Rugrats (she is billed as E.G. Daily for that horrid show)! Bizarre!

IF you want to take a great trip back to the 80's, watch this movie. It is definitely a classic. Like Totally!


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