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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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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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That's all they really want! 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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Gina Gershon appears unaccredited as a dancer. See more »

Goofs

In the first dance of the movie when some dancers lay down to spell out DTV, a boy and girl in green spell out the V. In the wide shot, the girl lays down on the outside (right side of the screen) and the boy lays down on the inside and they don't put their legs together to spell out the V, they just lay down parallel. In the close up shot, they are switched and their legs are together to spell out the V. See more »

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Janey: If I win I'm going to be on TV alright?
Col. Glenn: Negative!
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Referenced in Chasing Life: April Just Wants to Have Fun (2015) See more »

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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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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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