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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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Jeff Malene
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Lynne Stone
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Zach Glenn
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Maggie Malene
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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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Mr. Malene
Kristi Somers ...
Rikki
Richard Blade ...
DTV Host
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J.P. Sands
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Colonel Glenn
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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Getting into trouble is easy but getting out of it is all the fun! See more »

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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Dziewczyny chca sie bawic  »

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Trivia

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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During the dance competition Jeff is seen doing the same dance move on the television in the bar, in two different shots. See more »

Quotes

Rikki: [phone starts ringing while Lynne and Janey are watching Rikki on DTV] In other news, Paul McCartney bought up the publishing rights to all locomotive sound effects tapes. This makes Paul rich...
Lynne: [answers phone] Hello?
Rikki: ...but does it make him happy?
Lynne: [to person on other end] No hablo ingles.
[hangs up the phone]
Rikki: Well, we're almost out of time but tune in tomorrow for a sneak preview of 7 more songs titled "Jump"!
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Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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