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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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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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Getting into trouble is easy but getting out of it is all the fun! 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, 31 December 1985
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Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) mentions Captain Kirk. Morgan Woodward appears in this movie [as Natalie's (Holly Gagnier's) father], and has also appeared in Star Trek: The Omega Glory (1968) and Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind (1966). See more »

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Jeff's shirt changes from red to blue/purple after the first practice session with Janie. See more »

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Natalie: [sitting on Jeff's motorcycle] I'm holding this for ransom.
[Jeff gives her a look]
Natalie: Awww, did you and Shirley Temple have a bad rehearsal?
Jeff: Yeah, it wasn't one of the best five afternoons of my life. I'm not really in the mood to shoot the breeze so if you don't mind...
Natalie: *Fine*.
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Referenced in Greek: Camp Buy Me Love (2010) See more »

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Shout
Performed by Alex Brown
Written by Marti Sharron & Gary Skardina
Produced by Marti Sharron & Gary Skardina
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Nice Popcorn Session
30 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Janey Glenn (Sarah Jessica Parker) is a teenager newcomer in Chicago, who loves the TV show Dancing in TV. In the Catholic school, she becomes friend of Lynne Stone (Helen Hunt), who also loves to dance and invites her to an audition to be part of the show. However, her tough father, who raises Janey in a military environment, does not accept her participation in the audition, and she has lots of trouble to escape for the competition. The rich Natalie Sands (Holly Gagnier) tries to use the influence and power of her wealthy father to win the competition. This silly movie is crowded of teenager starlets. It is funny to see names such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Jonathan Silverman, Shannen Doherty, in the beginning of their careers, playing very goofy and foolish roles. However, the story is nice, there are good songs from the 80´s and in the end, it is an attractive and forgettable entertainment. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `Dançando na TV' (`Dancing in TV')


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