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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  12 April 1985 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Janey Glenn
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Mr. Malene
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Jeff Malene
Kristi Somers ...
Rikki
Richard Blade ...
DTV Host
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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 ...
Mrs. Glenn
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Ira
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Kris Adams ...
Dancer
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dziewczyny chca sie bawic  »

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Trivia

Kristi Somers was originally supposed to work only one day on this film. However, the director liked Somers as Rikki so much that a couple of additional scenes of Somers as Rikki were added into the movie. See more »

Goofs

About an hour into the film there's a montage of Jeff and Janey practicing in the park. In one sequence Maggie is sitting in a tree looking on as Jeff jumps off of it. Jeff lands and turns to look at her. The shot of her reaction was flipped, as the text on the Pepsi can she's holding is backwards, and the tree she's sitting on is now on her left (screen right) instead of her right (screen left). This was obviously done to match the direction of the shot of Jeff looking at her. See more »

Quotes

Lynne: Daaaaay-o! Day you say day you say da-a-ay-o!
Choir Sister: Miss. Stone, there is a time and a place for calypso music!
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Connections

References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Performed by Deborah Galli with Tami Holbrook, Meredith Marshall
Written by Robert Hazard
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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User Reviews

 
Great movie if you're a dancer - inspiring.
5 April 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Again I watched this movie a long time ago when i was just thinking about starting dance classes. As with all movies with a heavy soundtrack from the 80's - it has aged. But I still love it and watch it at least once a year with my best friend, if not only just to remind us of high school. It was great watching Sarah, Helen and (to a lesser degree) Shannon's careers move on from here. It was a pity that Lee's career never surfaced again (unless we take into account "Models Inc".

If you have ever been an aspiring dancer, someone in their 30's reminiscing about the 80's or just someone that loves a stereotypical Hollywood climax - you will love this too.


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