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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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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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That's all they really want! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Dziewczyny chca sie bawic  »

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$6,326,051 (USA) (23 May 1985)
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Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) mentions Captain Kirk. Morgan Woodward appears in this movie [as Natalie's (Holly Gagnier's) father], and has also appeared in Star Trek: The Omega Glory (1968) and Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind (1966). See more »

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After their first rehearsal, Janey tells Lyn how she was with Jeff for over an hour. This is impossible since they are clearly only in the room for no more than 5 minutes - the same song is playing the whole time through that scene, and is still playing when Jeff leaves. See more »

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Janey: Do you have a date or something?
Lynne: No I wish, I just know I must be horny.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful (And You're Mine)
Written by Richard M. Sherman (as Dick Sherman) & Robert B. Sherman (as Bob Sherman)
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Dancing in Heaven
18 June 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

If you didn't first see this movie between the ages of 8 and 15, you probably won't experience the same joy and nostalgia as those of us lucky enough to have seen it in those golden years of our lives.

Today I found out that two girls in my office also love this movie, and it was like finding two kindred spirits. My sister and I used to watch this movie over and over again on cable. Yes, it's predictable and cheesy, but that's what's so fun about it! And was 80s pop culture (cheeseball pop music, teased hair, Velcro, loud clothes and dance TV programs--think "Solid Gold") ever so well documented on film?

Yes, you can watch Helen Hunt in her Oscar-winning performance in "As Good As it Gets"...but wouldn't you rather watch her become "Miss D-TV"?

Ah, the memories...


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