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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Theberge ...
Beth Brent
Drivers' Ed Teacher
David Ensor ...
Prom Teacher
Low Rider


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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Release Date:

29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz  »


Box Office


$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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Only five characters have last names mentioned at some point in the film. They are the title character, Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman), her parents, Sarah (Colleen Camp) and Steve (Frederic Forrest), Fred Bailey (Cameron Dye), Suzi Brent (Michelle Meyrink), and her stepmother, Beth (Lee Purcell). See more »


When the driver's ed teacher jumps out of the car, the door audibly slams shut behind him. When Julie parks the car afterwards, however, the front passenger side door is open. See more »


Fred Bailey: [warily surveying party food] What you got running here, a bait shop?
Suzi Brent: Like, it's sushi, don't you know?
[points at each platter as she identifies them]
Suzi Brent: Like, this here is tuna, that's flying fish egg, and that's sea urchin.
Randy: This is pistachio paste, isn't it?
[picks up a smear of wasabi with a chopstick and eats it; he then watches party guests enjoying the sushi]
Randy: Dig in, Fred.
Fred Bailey: [shudders] I think I'll go get something to drink.
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A Million Miles Away
Performed by The Plimsouls
Written by Peter Case (as Case), Joey Alkes (as Alkes), Chris Fradkin (as Fradkin)
© 1982 Baby Oh Yeah Music / Nineties Music BMI
Courtesy of The David Geffen Co.
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Best Movie Ever!
13 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Happy 25th Birthday to Valley Girl! Great soundtrack, plausible story, wonderful performances...captures the spirit of the 80's; the slang of the mainstreams and the outcasts. A wonderful rendition of high school life and "gritty downtown" from a suburban perspective.

The soundtrack contains songs by Modern English, Felony, Josie Cotton, Sparks, Payola$, Josie Cotton, The Plimsouls, The Psychedelic Furs, Men At Work, The Flirts and Bananarama.

This movie truly is Romeo and Juliet (minus the double suicide) set in 1980's Los Angeles. Julie's dad, played by Frederic Forrest (Sonny Bono, anyone?) is hysterical as a hippie idealistic dad who wonders how he sprung such a materialistic offspring. Yet, he doesn't judge, ya dig??

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