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Wayne Crawford (writer)
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Release Date:
29 April 1983 (USA) See more »
When punk meets prom the fun begins! [Video Australia] See more »
Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nicolas Cage ... Randy

Deborah Foreman ... Julie Richman

Elizabeth Daily ... Loryn

Michael Bowen ... Tommy

Cameron Dye ... Fred Bailey

Heidi Holicker ... Stacey

Michelle Meyrink ... Suzi Brent
Tina Theberge ... Samantha

Lee Purcell ... Beth Brent

Richard Sanders ... Drivers' Ed Teacher

Colleen Camp ... Sarah Richman

Frederic Forrest ... Steve Richman
David Ensor ... Skip

Joanne Baron ... Prom Teacher

Tony Plana ... Low Rider
Tony Markes ... Brad

Christopher Murphy ... Ralphie

Robby Romero ... Doug

Camille Calvet ... Allyson (as Camille Calvert)
Lisa Antille ... Friend At Beach
Theresa Hayes ... Cindy
Andrew Winner ... Customer At Counter
Betsy Bond ... Marie
Laura Jacoby ... Peggy
Karl Johnson ... Club Bouncer

Joyce Hyser ... Joyce (as Joyce Heiser)
Michael Wyle ... Arthur

Steve Sayre ... Club Frisker (as Stephen Sayre)

Wayne Crawford ... Lyle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Plimsouls ... Themselves

Steven Bauer ... Guy In Pink Shirt (uncredited)
Peter Case ... Himself (member, The Plimsouls) (uncredited)
Josie Cotton ... Prom group singer (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Girl at the Party (uncredited)
Troy Martin ... Rocky Horror Fan (uncredited)
Prescott Niles ... Bass player (uncredited)

Directed by
Martha Coolidge 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wayne Crawford  writer
Andrew Lane  writer

Produced by
Thomas Coleman .... executive producer
Wayne Crawford .... producer
Andrew Lane .... producer
Michael Rosenblatt .... executive producer
J. David Williams .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Marc Levinthal 
Scott Wilk 
Cinematography by
Frederick Elmes 
Film Editing by
Éva Gárdos  (as Eva Gardos)
Casting by
Annette Benson 
Production Design by
Marya Delia Javier 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Benz 
Makeup Department
Kathy W. Estocin .... hair stylist (as Kathy Estocin)
Katharina Hirsch-Smith .... makeup artist (as Katharina Hirsch)
Lisa Sunok .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Nancy Israel .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H. Gordon Boos .... second assistant director
Michael Hacker .... first assistant director
Nancy Israel .... first assistant director
Art Department
Carl Aldana .... assistant art director
Kathleen Flannery .... art department assistant
Kathleen Flannery .... assistant set decorator
Linda Linn .... art department assistant
Linda Linn .... property master
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Beau Biggart .... sound editor
Bob Biggart .... supervising sound editor
David Brownlow .... sound mixer
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudsen)
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Russell Williams II .... boom operator (as Russell Williams)
Don Camp .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Karen Bean .... first assistant camera
Peter Brill .... still photographer
Don Cirillo .... camera operator: second unit
Joy Cohen .... second assistant camera
Donne Daniels .... key grip
Timothy F. Hannon .... grip
Earl Harvey .... grip
Steve Jezewski .... grip
Michael Katz .... gaffer
James Kimura .... best boy
Tom Richmond .... electrician
Don Robinson .... key grip
Casting Department
Janet Cunningham .... extras casting
Glenis Wootton Gross .... casting assistant
Cindy Weiss .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sean Frye .... wardrobe consultant
Chloe King .... costume jewelry
Barbara Smith .... wardrobe
Mindy Tennen .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Joe Hutshing .... assistant editor (as Joseph E. Hutshing)
Gary Reisfield .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bob Biggart .... music editor
Michael Papale .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Albert Barosso .... assistant to director
Nancy Battaglia .... production coordinator
Veronica Flynn .... script supervisor
Jim Hill .... production assistant
Portia Iversen .... craft service
Gary A. Lowe .... location manager
Toni MacDonald .... production assistant
Tony Markes .... production assistant
Jack M. Nietzsche Jr. .... production assistant (as Jack Nietzsche Jr.)
Bruce Schwartz .... production coordinator
Aleen Stein .... production assistant (as Alieen Stein)
Alfred Dzina .... set security (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"College Lovers" - Philippines (English title)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Randy and Julie see each other from across the room, a blond boy in an orange shirt walks from right to left behind Randy and Fred. Seconds later, the same boy walks in the same direction behind Randy and Fred again.See more »
Tommy:[while getting his ticket torn by Randy, who is working as an usher and wearing 3-D glasses] Bitchin'! Is this in 3-D?
Randy:No, but your face is.
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29 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Specific time--yet timeless, 1 September 2001
Author: vivalarsx from Portland, Oregon

Valley Girl will always hold a special place in my heart: I would say this is certainly the best of the 80's teen-sex-comedies, but that is a back-handed compliment. This is a good movie, period. It is very specific in time and place--nearly twenty years later this is a marvelous snapshot--yet its story remains timeless. (This is just Romeo and Juliet, minus the death, after all!) Nicolas Cage is wonderful, showing all the early promise that, it turns out, he has squandered on overblown action crapola. Deborah Foreman is the revelation of this movie, and I can't believe she didn't go on to have a bigger career; someone rediscover her QUICK. This is sweeter and gentler than most films of the genre--the requisite nudity seems thrown in by contractual obligation--and, while not groundbreaking, it certainly is nice to see this kind of movie that respects its characters and doesn't crucify its shallow young girls for having fun--even Foreman's crew of best friends, misguided by peer pressure, are never presented as villains. (Indeed, her friend Stacy, forced to doubledate w/ Cage's friend Fred, has a good time despite her protests, and makes out w/ Fred in the backseat.) This will take you back to the early 80's if you were there, but it holds up quite well today. Warning to those unfamiliar with the movie: do NOT watch one of VH1's seemingly continual showings of it--go rent it in its unedited glory. Otherwise, you are missing some of the movies' most potent, time-specific dialogue. And one can't write about Valley Girl and not mention the fabu soundtrack of great 80's tunes--most of them by one-hit wonders, which are not only integral to the sense of time and place in this movie, but thematically well-chosen. See it--awesome little flick! Fer shur!!

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