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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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Complete credited cast:
Janey Glenn
Mr. Malene
Jeff Malene
Kristi Somers ...
Richard Blade ...
DTV Host
Lynne Stone
Zach Glenn
J.P. Sands
Maggie Malene
Colonel Glenn
Drew Boreman
Natalie Sands
Margaret Howell ...
Mrs. Glenn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kris Adams ...


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 <>

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That's all they really want! See more »


Comedy | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

12 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dziewczyny chca sie bawic  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Janey's top during final dance competition. See more »


[Jeff is pushing Drew's old, corroded, smoking, brown Mercedes until the engine will start up]
Drew: You don't understand that this car makes a statement.
Jeff: Yeah, it says, 'Hi, I'm garbage.'
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »


Wake Up the Neighborhood
Performed by Holland
Written by Tom Holland, Joey Cettner, Mike Batio
Produced by Tom Werman
Holland Appears Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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The best eighties film u should see at least once
31 August 2004 | by (kent, england) – 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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