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Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 26 April 1985 (USA)
Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper... or so she thinks.... See full summary »

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Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper... or so she thinks. When Terry's journalism teacher passes her article up in favor of a couple of pieces written by boys, Terry is convinced that sexism is to blame. Determined to win the internship at any cost, Terry goes undercover at a rival high school to resubmit her article... as a boy. But Terry gets more than she bargained for when she finds herself fending off a bully and the advances of an oversexed female admirer, and falling for her new pal Rick. Written by Faith

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Terry Griffith is about to go where no woman has gone before. See more »

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26 April 1985 (USA)  »

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I Was a Teenage Boy  »

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$11,500,000 (USA)
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Actors Clayton Rohner and Deborah Goodrich both appeared in April Fool's Day (1986) the following year. See more »

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In scenes where the setting is the cafeteria, there is a white banner in the background that reads "Seniors '85". Later, when Rick is trying to find a prom date but is repeatedly turned down, he says "How about any night in the year 1987?" This is because he is being sarcastic while attempting to illustrate the young lady will never be available to go out on a date with him. See more »

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Buddy: [on the phone] Hey, yo, scumbag! Suck your own! Eat me.
[Terry stares at him in bewilderment]
Buddy: Mom says 'hi'.
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Written by John Crawford
Produced by Richie Zito
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Courtesy of Geffen Records and Phonogram International
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More Obscure, But One of My Favorites
11 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the lower-tier teen comedies from the 1980s, and it's not as well known as movies like "Sixteen Candles," "Pretty in Pink" or other films about high-school angst, but it's one of my favorites.

Terry Griffith, aspiring journalist, gets an early taste of sexism when an article she writes for an internship contest is passed over for an obviously inferior article written by boys, so she poses as Ralph Macchio and signs up at a rival high school, hoping to submit her article there and get it accepted. Things get complicated, as such things do, when she falls for a nerd who's actually kind of cool when you get to know him, and she becomes the target for the high school bully, played by William Zabka, who created a cottage industry out of playing the blonde jock high school bully in teen movies from the 80s, and who coincidentally also tormented Ralph Macchio in "The Karate Kid."

Terry doesn't know much about being a boy, but never fear -- her little brother, who names his penis Spike, does, and he teaches her all the basics, like how to scratch her balls.

Grade: A


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