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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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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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$6,326,051, 31 December 1985
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Trivia

Janey's apartment building was filmed only one block from West 5th Street and Normandie Avenue, where part of a chase scene was briefly filmed in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). 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 »

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[Being told to tell about herself and her interests]
Janey: Army bases are pretty dead, unless you're in the Army. So I always had a lot of time to daydream, and my daydream was always the same - that some day, I was going to get to Chicago, because that's where they make Dance TV.
Janey: I love to dance!
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Remade as Girls Just Want to Have Fun 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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The best eighties film u should see at least once
31 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

this is one of the best films i even seen. this is a feel good film for all those who love having fun and giggles. it is one of my fave films and watch it at least 3 times a week since finally finding it on DVD after many years of not seeing it. it is packed with comedy and romance and had my sides splitting with some classic quotes. the cast is great and there is a definite chemistry between them all. if u r gonna see an eighties movie just once in ur life then make it Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Get ur girlie mates round for a gossip and stick this film on and munch on the popcorn while laughing at Helen Hunt as Lynn, Sarah Jessica Parker as Janey and drool over the really nice looking guy Lee Montgomery aka Jeff with his dorky friend Drew.


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