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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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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 ...
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
David Ensor ...
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Prom Teacher
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Low Rider
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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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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Colleen Camp is only 9 years older than her on-screen daughter Deborah Foreman. 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: [arguing about staying out all night] Why can't you just punish me like Stacey's parents?
Sarah Richman: Bad karma, dear!
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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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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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