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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »

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A musical coming of age story set during the 80's.

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Mr. Malene
Kristi Somers ...
Rikki
Richard Blade ...
the DTV Host
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Zach
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Maggie Malene
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Janey
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Jeff
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Lynne
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J.P. Sands
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Col. Glenn
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Drew
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Natalie
Margaret Howell ...
Mrs. Glenn
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Ira
Lee Arnone ...
Mrs. Lemsky
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Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Getting into trouble is easy but getting out of it is all the fun! See more »

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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

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All of the main characters with the exception of Shannen Doherty are older than their characters are supposed to be See more »

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Janey's top during final dance competition. See more »

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Lynne: Velcro. Next to the Walkman and tab it is the coolest invention of the 20th century!
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Referenced in Chasing Life: April Just Wants to Have Fun (2015) See more »

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I Can Fly
Performed by Rainey
Written by Duncan Pain, Mark Holding, Don Grady, Lauri Riley
Produced by Bob Summers, Don Perry, Jay Levy
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Cute, girly fun, a bit dated but, overall, quite nice
19 December 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Jane (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the daughter of a stern Air Force officer. They have moved around so much that she has gone to at least a dozen different schools. However, the family has just settled in Chicago, with an intention to stay awhile. This is good news for Janie, for she dearly loves a national television show that is shot in Chicago, Dance TV and she hopes to catch a live viewing. After Janie makes her first close friend at school, Lynn (Helen Hunt), they both discover that Dance TV is looking for a new dance couple to be featured on the show and that the executives are holding a tryout very shortly. Lynn encourages Janie to audition, even though it will mean cutting a few classes and sneaking out to practice, as Jane's father must not know about it. Making it to the finals, Janie is paired with handsome Jeff (Lee Montgomery) and they begin to rehearse every night. But, will Janie's father find out? And, can they really win the darn thing when another contestant, rich and spoiled, is trying to get her father to rig the event? This is a cute movie with a big heart. Parker, in one of her first major roles, is enchanting as the strong-willed but soft-hearted Janie, who doesn't wait for boys to kiss her, she kisses them first! Hunt provides great support, as does Montgomery, Shannen Doherty (very young), and especially Jonathan Silverman as a money-scheming friend of Jeff's. Yes, the film looks a bit dated, with its 80's costumes and pedestrian camera work. But, the dance scenes are quite energetic while gal-themed movies with good values and strong-female roles are always welcome for young viewers everywhere. If you and your daughters want to share an upbeat, follow-your-heart movie, with humor and sweetness, this is a wonderful choice. All who do will just have fun, indeed.


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