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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Malene
Kristi Somers ...
Richard Blade ...
the DTV Host
Maggie Malene
J.P. Sands
Col. Glenn
Margaret Howell ...
Mrs. Glenn
Lee Arnone ...
Mrs. Lemsky


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)  »

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 »


When Jeff and his dad are at the dining room table, and his dad is asking him, "Can you win this thing?" the top of the sugar container is alternately on/off between shots. See more »


[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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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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