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Valley Girl (1983)

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Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman), a girl from the valley, meets Randy (Nicolas Cage), a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together ... See full summary »

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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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Steve Richman
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Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman), a girl from the valley, meets Randy (Nicolas Cage), 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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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

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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

The opening scene supposedly takes place at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, but the sign on the door from which Julie and her friends leave the mall indicate that they are at the Del Amo Fashion Center, which is located in Torrance, California. See more »

Quotes

[behind the stage curtain at the Valley High junior prom]
Fred Bailey: Ahh! Stacey! Hey, man, check out Stacey!
Randy: I don't wanna see Stacey.
[peeks from behind the curtain in time to see Tommy kiss Julie on the dance floor]
Randy: Ugh! That's it! Man, I've had it with you, Bailey!
Fred Bailey: What? I didn't think her haircut was that bad.
Randy: What do you mean, her haircut? I just want to know what the rest of this grand plan of yours is.
Fred Bailey: No, man, this is it! Simplicity at its finest.
Randy: Simplicity at its finest. Well, at least you got us...
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Connections

Referenced in Veronica Mars: Betty and Veronica (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Time to Win
Performed by Gary Myrick
Written by Gary Myrick, Jay Ferguson, Curly Smith
Not Suitable Music / Painless Music Inc. / Curly Smith Music ASCAP
Courtesy of Epic Records
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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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