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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
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Samantha
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Beth Brent
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Drivers' Ed Teacher
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Sarah Richman
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Prom 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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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)  »

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Bad Boyz  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The producers of this film approached Frank Zappa about making a film based on his hit single "Valley Girl" (released May 1982), but he refused, leading the producers to make the film without his involvement. Zappa later sued them but lost the case. 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

Julie Richman: Yeah, but Tommy can be such a dork, ya know? Like he's got the bod, but his brains are bad news.
Suzi Brent: But he is bitchin'. You really are so lucky, Julie.
Julie Richman: I know, but we've been going together so long now. Like I'm beginning to think I'm a piece of furniture or something, like an old chair!
Loryn: Oh, bad news!
Julie Richman: [glancing at Brad] I definitely need something new.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.162 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Eaten by the Monster of Love
Performed by Sparks
Written by Ron Mael (uncredited) and Russell Mael (uncredited)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Like, totally awesome
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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