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Director:
Writers:
Wayne Crawford (writer)
Andrew Lane (writer)
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Release Date:
29 April 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When punk meets prom the fun begins! [Video Australia] See more »
Plot:
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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User Reviews:
One of my favorite guilty pleasures See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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)
 
Stunts
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"College Lovers" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
In the opening shopping montage, the Master Card shown in closeup is actually the real card of the film's co-writer Wayne Crawford. In addition, the info on the card swiper reveals that it is not the Sherman Oaks Galleria, but the Wet Seal store in Torrance, California, substituting for the Galleria due to budget restrictions.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the party scene, Suzi's mark is visible by her feet while she is dancing.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References Eating Raoul (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Million Miles AwaySee more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorite guilty pleasures, 1 May 2000
Author: Tom Aldred from Louisville, KY

Everyone has a great list of cinematic guilty pleasures, and "Valley Girl" has been on mine from the first time I saw it. It was clear from the first "valley view" of the San Fernando that it was several cuts above your average teen-aimed movie. Obviously, Nicolas Cage was pretty impressive, even if I had no idea of his heritage or his future. I liked Deborah Foreman, too, and the supporting cast was well-chosen. If the plot was trifling, it was at least clever and certainly not pretentious. And the music, from the opening by Foremen and her friends to the closing shot of the limo ride to Modern English's "I Melt With You," is a big plus. Overall, an very entertaining take on love across the valley of cultural differences from Martha Coolidge, who is one of our most underrated directors.

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