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Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  26 April 1985 (USA)
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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.... 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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She's about to go where no girl 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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The plot of this film (very) loosely correlates to that of the play Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, with Terry analogous to Viola/Cesario, Rick analogous to Orsino, Sandy analogous to Olivia, and Terry's brother Buddy analogous to Viola's brother Sebastian. 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 »

Quotes

Greg Tolan: [after the melee in the cafeteria, Greg stalks off to go after Rick... Deborah stops him] Hold it, clown!
Deborah: Come on Greg, Greg! Not now! It was a joke, people laugh. Let it slide.
Greg Tolan: Stay out of this, Deborah.
Deborah: I'm getting real bored watching you push people around.
Greg Tolan: Yeah? Well, stick around, 'cause it's gonna get real exciting!
Deborah: [grabs his arm] You know, Terry was right! You are an asshole!
Greg Tolan: That asshole called ME an asshole?
Deborah: Oh now you want to beat him up too, right?
Greg Tolan: [with sarcasm] No, I wanna buy him an...
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Written by John Crawford
Produced by Richie Zito
Performed by Berlin
Courtesy of Geffen Records and Phonogram International
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vastly underrated screenplay
13 March 2003 | by (Sterling Heights MI) – See all my reviews

This is a movie which concentrates more on getting laughs than getting preachy. When it does get preachy, it tells both sides of the story (although some male characters are annoying sterotypes.) It also contains two of the all time classic lines in movie history. While Denise enjoys herself at Terri's prom, she rejoices, "I'm having such a good time, no one here knows I used to be fat." When Buddy is told by an attractive female classmate that he's a nice guy, Buddy retorts, "Not a nice guy, that's the kiss of death."


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