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Lovelines (1984)

 -  Comedy  -  2 November 1984 (USA)
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Greed, lust, dirty tricks and bloody fist fights... All those things that make life worth living. When Piper and Rick, the two hottest properties in the Battle of the Bands want to make it,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Bradford ...
Rick Johnson
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Piper
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J.D
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Jeff
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Priscilla
Stacey Toten ...
Cynthia
Robert DeLapp ...
The Beagle
Frank Zagarino ...
Godzilla
Todd Bryant ...
Hammer
Jonna Lee ...
Lisa
Robin Watkins ...
Theresa
Claudia Cowan ...
Brigit
Lynn Cartwright ...
Mrs. Woodson
Albert Szabo ...
Professor Fromawitz
David Jolliffe ...
Tongue
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Greed, lust, dirty tricks and bloody fist fights... All those things that make life worth living. When Piper and Rick, the two hottest properties in the Battle of the Bands want to make it, only one thing stands in their way. They're from opposing High Schools. And Malibu High's 6'6" muscle-bound monster Godzilla is going to do everything and anything stop his sweet little sister getting it on with some jerk from the Coldwater Canyon High. When all else fails, only Lovelines answering service can keep them together. Written by Anon

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In the sequence where the GMC pickup is chasing the Laser, the red GMC badge is seen on the grille of the truck. Then it is seen covered with what looks to be silver duct tape, then the logo and then taped over again. See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn & Michael Lloyd
Performed by Souvenir
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Sure ain't the worst teen film of the '80s.
19 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lovelines is by no means deserves a reputation as the worst teen film of the '80s. It has some charm, particularly for '80s teen enthusiasts, and plenty of gaudy 1984 fashions, music, pop culture, footage of the Valley etc. It certainly isn't "Valley Girl" or "Fast Times.." but it is a worthy installment in the San Fernando Valley youth culture sub-genre. The plot is about the rivalry between Malibu High and Coldwater Canyon High with a Romeo & Juliet-like romance. Best of all is the movie's bad "rock" music concerning a battle of the bands with a hilariously awful all girl group and a rock band from the Valley. There's also a ridiculous costume party scene. It probably doesn't help that lead Greg Bradford was almost 30 playing a high school rocker, while director Rod Amateau (Garbage Pail Kids) was well in his 60s and far from knowing what was hip at the time. Mary Beth Evens and the very talented Michael Winslow actually fair quite well and the film is a well produced Tri-Star studio release. But either way the shortcomings add to the movie's cheese value, and it certainly is much less painful than dozens of other low budget, less professionally made teen films that swamped video stores in the '80s. These bad reviews for Lovelines probably comes from people who have only seen John Hughes and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.


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