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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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Mr. Malene
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Rikki
Richard Blade ...
the DTV Host
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Zach (as Ian Giatti)
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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)  »

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Dziewczyny chca sie bawic  »

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$6,326,051 (USA) (23 May 1985)
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Kristi Somers was originally supposed to work only one day on this film. However, Director Alan Metter liked her performance so much, that a couple of additional scenes of her were added into the movie. See more »

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Janey's shirt when she leaves for "The Court" is longer & tucked in, but after she gets there it is cropped. It is tucked in again after she arrives home. See more »

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Rikki: [carried onto set by 4 muscular guys] Let's all hear it for steroids. And now, the news!
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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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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Cute, girly fun, a bit dated but, overall, quite nice
19 December 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Jane (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the daughter of a stern Air Force officer. They have moved around so much that she has gone to at least a dozen different schools. However, the family has just settled in Chicago, with an intention to stay awhile. This is good news for Janie, for she dearly loves a national television show that is shot in Chicago, Dance TV and she hopes to catch a live viewing. After Janie makes her first close friend at school, Lynn (Helen Hunt), they both discover that Dance TV is looking for a new dance couple to be featured on the show and that the executives are holding a tryout very shortly. Lynn encourages Janie to audition, even though it will mean cutting a few classes and sneaking out to practice, as Jane's father must not know about it. Making it to the finals, Janie is paired with handsome Jeff (Lee Montgomery) and they begin to rehearse every night. But, will Janie's father find out? And, can they really win the darn thing when another contestant, rich and spoiled, is trying to get her father to rig the event? This is a cute movie with a big heart. Parker, in one of her first major roles, is enchanting as the strong-willed but soft-hearted Janie, who doesn't wait for boys to kiss her, she kisses them first! Hunt provides great support, as does Montgomery, Shannen Doherty (very young), and especially Jonathan Silverman as a money-scheming friend of Jeff's. Yes, the film looks a bit dated, with its 80's costumes and pedestrian camera work. But, the dance scenes are quite energetic while gal-themed movies with good values and strong-female roles are always welcome for young viewers everywhere. If you and your daughters want to share an upbeat, follow-your-heart movie, with humor and sweetness, this is a wonderful choice. All who do will just have fun, indeed.


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