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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Janey Glenn
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Mr. Malene
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Jeff Malene
Kristi Somers ...
Rikki
Richard Blade ...
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Lynne Stone
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Zach Glenn
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J.P. Sands
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Maggie Malene
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Colonel Glenn
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Drew Boreman
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Natalie Sands
Margaret Howell ...
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Ira
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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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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Dziewczyny chca sie bawic  »

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Notable for featuring Cyndi Lauper's song made famous in 1983 in its title and soundtrack, but instead uses a similar cover version by Deborah Galli. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie when Janey is in front of the class and talking about herself, she tells that she was with her Army father on Guam. Guam has Navy, Marines, and Air Force, but no Army. See more »

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Lynne: He's a boy and he's alive, what's there to hate?
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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Food Fights (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing in the Streets
Performed by Animotion
Written by William Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, Ivory Joe Hunter
Produced by Don Perry & Bob Summers
Animotion Appears Courtesy of PolyGram, Inc.
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Girls definitely want to have fun
3 June 2002 | by (australia) – See all my reviews



Girls Just Want to Have Fun is the ultimate movie of the 80s. I was 8 years old when this came out and my friends and I would hold our own Dance TV, of course everyone wanted to be Janey but I wanted to be Helen Hunt's character Lynne.

Even though Sarah Jessica Parker had the title role and the hunky Lee Montgomery as her dance partner and boyfriend, this film belonged to Helen Hunt. She was absolutely wonderful as the best friend who helped Janey with her dream of being on Dance TV.

Jonathan Silverman was funny as Drew, Jeff's best friend that in fact the best friends were the one who made this movie more enjoyable.

Shannen Doherty was also impressive as Jeff's little sister Maggie, but a little too old to be playing a 12 year old.

The music is brilliant, though a little dated and every time I see this movie it brings back all the nostaglia of growing up in the 80s.

A definite must see no matter how many times you've watched it.


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