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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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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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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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Life will be serious soon enough. But for now... See more »

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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

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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

In the beginning of the movie when Janey is in front of the class and talking about herself, she tells that she was with her Army father on Guam. Guam has Navy, Marines, and Air Force, but no Army. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: Do you really think I'm punk? Well, that's outrageous! I mean, it's not as cool as new wave, but it's a lot better than pre-teen!
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Referenced in 7th Heaven: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1997) See more »

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Hail to the Chief
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Written by James Sanderson
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Girls just want to have fun makes you want to dance, or be a dancer
20 May 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film in the cinemas when I was 10 years old. At the end of the film all the audience clapped and cheered, I had never seen that phenomenon before and have not experienced it since. The film may be slightly predictable, but it is a must see for any pre-teen or teenage girl. Before my after school dance lessons me and my friends would always watch this film to put us in a dancing mood. Just like Top Gun encouraged people to be pilots, Girls Just Want to have Fun makes you want to dance, or be a dancer. Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt are terrific in their roles, a sign of things to come perhaps? While lee Montgomery was ever so cute!. I have to say though my favorite scene(s) are the "I Can Fly" routine, the audition process and the dance off at the end. In summary this film may be lightweight but it sure is a lot of fun-even almost 15 years later.


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