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Girls Just Want to Have Fun -- Janey is a shy good girl. Lynne is a cool rock chick. But when the two friends scheme to get Janey on television's biggest after-school dance show, they find themselves on a wild adventure filled with cute boys, hot dancing, prudish nuns, mean rich kids, parents that just don't understand, and girls doing what they know best...just having FUN!
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Girls Just Want to Have Fun -- Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular...


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12 April 1985 (USA) See more »
Getting into trouble is easy but getting out of it is all the fun! See more »
Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Janey Glenn

Biff Yeager ... Mr. Malene

Lee Montgomery ... Jeff Malene
Kristi Somers ... Rikki
Richard Blade ... DTV Host

Helen Hunt ... Lynne Stone

Ian Giatti ... Zach Glenn

Morgan Woodward ... J.P. Sands

Shannen Doherty ... Maggie Malene

Ed Lauter ... Colonel Glenn

Jonathan Silverman ... Drew Boreman

Holly Gagnier ... Natalie Sands
Margaret Howell ... Mrs. Glenn

Terence McGovern ... Ira
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kris Adams ... Dancer
Randy Allaire ... Dancer

Robin Antin ... Dancer
Lee Arnone ... Mrs. Lemsky
Donna Ausby ... Dancer
Ed Baker ... Dancer
James Baker ... Dancer
Wayne Bascomb ... Dancer
Thomas Clarke Bennett ... Dancer
Robert S. Brady ... Dancer
Alison Brown ... Featured Dancer / Gymnast
Shaun Bryant ... Dave
Kevin Caesar ... Dancer
Greg Carrillo ... Dancer
Mark Caso ... Wolf
Charene Cathleen ... Patty
Scott Coffey ... Dancer
Issa Cordovo-Soto ... Dancer
Candice Daly ... Girl in Hallway

Raymond Del Barrio ... Dancer

Olive Dunbar ... Sister Kathleen
Debbie Dutson ... Dancer
George Escobar ... Dancer
Leslie Ferrera Ruelas ... Dancer (as Leslie Ferrara)

Stuart Fratkin ... Sam
Rita García ... Dancer
Forrest Gardner ... Dancer
Richard Gaydos ... Dancer
Larry Gelman ... Tailor
Valerie Grear ... Sister Immaculata
Jeffrey Gysin ... Dancer
Kirk Hansen ... Dancer
Ric Heath ... Dancer
Noreen Hennessey ... Carol
Steve Hicks ... Dancer
Michael Higgins ... Featured Dancer
Juan Iglesias ... Dancer
Derrick Jackson ... Dancer
Brian Jay ... Dancer
Debra Johnson ... Dancer
Roger Kachel ... Dancer
Tracy Keim ... Dancer
Amelia Kinkade ... Dancer (as Mimi Kinkade)
Steve LaChance ... Ben Wolpert
Kimberly Lambert ... Dancer
Marlena Lang ... Dancer
Eric-Scott Langdon ... Dancer
Maria Langen ... Dancer
Kim Layton ... Dancer
Annie Livingstone ... Dancer
Rebecca Lubell ... Dancer
Lorraine MacLeod ... Dancer
Jana Malloy ... Dancer
Cynthia Mann ... Dancer
Mario McCutcheon ... Dancer
Caitlin McLean ... Dancer
Robert Meyers ... Dancer
Mika ... School Girl
Laura Miyabe ... Dancer
John Moore ... Dancer
Phineas Newborn III ... Quarterback Dancer
Ove Niklasson ... Dancer
Tanya Omeze ... Dancer
Tita Omeze ... Dancer
Karen Owens ... Dancer
Sharon Owens ... Dancer
Jennifer Page ... Dancer
Regan Patno ... Dancer
Leslie Personi ... Dancer
James Phipps ... Dancer
David Rogers ... Dancer
Jim Ruttman ... Dancer
Susan Saldivar ... Sally (as Susan Styles)
Cynthia Sarmiento ... Dancer
Richard Schlein ... Dancer
Leen Scott ... Dancer
Reen Scott ... Dancer

Deanna Shapiro ... Tiffany (as Deanna Claire)
Sharron Shayne ... Choir Sister
Debbie Silverstein ... Dancer
Michelle Simms ... Dancer
Mark Slama ... Dancer
J.W. Smith ... Police Officer
Cecilie A. Stuart ... Featured Dancer
Linda Talcott ... Dancer
Mia Togo ... Dancer
Heather Toma ... Dancer
Zoe Trilling ... Dancer (as Geralyn Marie Betzler)
Paris Vaughan ... Dancer
Karl Warkentien ... Dancer
Leigh Webster ... Dancer
Michelle Whitney-Morrison ... Dancer
Dallas Winkler ... Dancer
Derryl Yeager ... Dancer

Robert Downey Jr. ... Punk Party Crasher (uncredited)
Catherine Fitz ... Dancer (uncredited)

Gina Gershon ... Dancer (uncredited)

Bruce Goldstein ... Dancer (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Woman at the Park (uncredited)

Cyndi Lauper ... Woman in Diner (uncredited)

Joy Michelle Moore ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tara Murphy ... Girl at the Park (uncredited)
Karen Starr ... Dancer (uncredited)
Rocker Verastique ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Metter 
Writing credits
Amy Spies (written by)

Produced by
Stuart Cornfeld .... executive producer
Robert F. Lyons .... associate producer
Chuck Russell .... producer
James G. Robinson .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
Cinematography by
Thomas E. Ackerman (director of photography) (as Thomas Ackerman)
Film Editing by
Lorenzo DeStefano 
David Rawlins 
Casting by
Geno Havens 
Production Design by
Jeff Staggs  (as Jeffrey Staggs)
Art Direction by
Christopher Amy 
Set Decoration by
Gregory Melton  (as Greg Melton)
Costume Design by
Betty Pecha Madden 
Makeup Department
Richard Arrington .... makeup supervisor
Myke Michaels .... key hair stylist
Myke Michaels .... makeup artist
Claudia Thompson .... hair stylist
Susan Wenzel .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Britt Lomond .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger La Page .... second assistant director (as Roger LaPage)
Richard Muessel .... second assistant director
Dan Schneider .... first assistant director
Stan Zabka .... first assistant director
Art Department
Renay Casey .... art department production assistant
John J. Grant .... swing
David E. Harshbarger .... assistant property master (as David Harshbarger)
Peter Lloyd .... set designer: Dance TV set
Don Martin .... swing
Arthur Riddle .... construction coordinator
Sarina Rotstein .... lead person
Sarina Rotstein .... set dresser
James Terry Welden .... lead painter (as Terry Welden)
Wesley Wilson .... lead carpenter
Gregory R. Wolf .... property master (as Gregory Wolf)
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... supervising sound mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Joseph D. Citarella .... sound effects mixer
Gary Dowling .... boom operator
Jim Fitzpatrick .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as James Fitzpatrick)
Hoppy Mehterian .... adr mixer (as Hampar Mehterian)
Susumu Tokunow .... sound design recordist (as Alvin Susumu Tokunow)
James Troutman .... supervising sound editor
Troy Porter .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Calvert .... special effects
Clay Boss .... stunt player
Dan Bradley .... stunt player
Geoff Brewer .... stunt player
Bob Brown .... stunt player
Tom Elliott .... stunt player
Glory Fioramonti .... stunt player (as Gloria Fiormanti)
Joe Gilbride .... stunt player
Andy Gill .... stunt player
Diane Hetfield .... stunt player (as Diana Hetfield)
Soren Jensen .... stunt player
Al Jones .... stunt coordinator
Brad Orrison .... stunt player
Mark Orrison .... stunt player
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunt player (as Debbie Lyn Ross)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert L. Blatman .... second assistant camera (as Rob Blatman)
John Carney .... electrician
Donne Daniels .... key grip
Mark Shane Davis .... grip (as Mark Davis)
Cicero De Moraes .... best boy
Bryan Duggan .... camera operator
Michael Everett .... gaffer
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
William Manning .... second grip
David L. Parrish .... first assistant camera (as David Parrish)
Patrick T. Shea .... electrician (as Pat Shea)
Matthew Dorsey .... grip (uncredited)
R. Michael Givens .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Janet Cunningham .... extras casting
Marcia Karr .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Lee Colby .... assistant wardrobe
Giovanna Ottobre-Melton .... key costumer (as Giovanna Ottobre Melton)
Editorial Department
Jim Borgardt .... assistant editor
Carey Michaels Keeney .... second assistant editor (as Carey Michaels)
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson)
John Penney .... assistant editor
Morris Sparks .... color timer (as Maury Sparks)
Music Department
Neil Brody .... music mixer
John Elizalde .... music editor (as John Elizaldi)
Mark Fine .... associate music consultant
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Russ Regan .... music consultant
Errol Sober .... music business affairs coordinator
Bob Summers .... associate music supervisor
Transportation Department
Doug John Corbin .... driver
Jane Harrell .... transportation co-captain
Jim Morange .... transportation captain
Other crew
Leslie Bega .... dancer
Benita Brazier .... script supervisor
Matthew J. Clark .... production assistant (as Matthew Clark)
Paul Dancer .... extras coordinator
Andrew Z. Davis .... location manager
Chuck Gaylord .... gymnastics coordinator
Melanie Gilbert .... assistant: Mr. Sollid
Bill Goodson .... additional choreographer: audition scene
Steve Haberman .... pictorial consultant
Janis Hirsch .... production consultant
David B. Householter .... production assistant (as David Householter)
Carole Huddleston .... secretary to producer
Michael Keller .... panaspot operator
Steve LaChance .... assistant choreographer
Susan Malerstein .... additional script supervisor
Mary McLaglen .... production coordinator
Robert Mintz .... completion bond representative
Pattison Newberry .... first aid
Oscar Pittman .... title designer
George Richardson .... craft service
James G. Robinson .... presenter
Otis Sallid .... choreographer
Patrica Swenson .... production assistant
Rachel Talalay .... production associate
David Taylor .... craft service
Michael Wat .... assistant accountant
Kathryn Weygand .... script supervisor (as Kathy Weygand)
Jeff Schechtman .... special thanks
Van Halen .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Finland:S | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (video rating)

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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 »
Factual errors: In the beginning of the movie when Janey is in front of the class and talking about herself, she tells that she was with her Army father on Guam. Guam has Navy, Marines, and Air Force, but no Army.See more »
Janey:Do you have a date or something?
Lynne:No I wish, I just know I must be horny.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Cute, girly fun, a bit dated but, overall, quite nice, 19 December 2007
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

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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