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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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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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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 »

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Janey's top during final dance competition. 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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Spoofed in Scary Movie (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)
Performed by Q-Feel
Written by Martin Page & Brian Fairweather
Produced by Martin Page & Brian Fairweather
Q-Feel Appears Courtesy of Zomba Productions, Ltd.
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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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