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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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First of the modern era teen movies derived from plays by playwright William Shakespeare. In an article entitled 'Shakespeare Helps Us Fumble Through Life' by Simon Lewsen published on 3rd June 2013 at website Hazlitt, it states: "The first of these was 'Lisa Gottlieb''s 1985 Twelfth Night revamp, Just One of the Guys (1985), but the game changer was Baz Luhrmann's high-camp Romeo + Juliet (1996). Other teen-Shakespeare adaptations came in quick succession: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Never Been Kissed (1999), Get Over It (2001), and She's the Man (2006)". 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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Denise: [Terry's best friend Denise interrupts Terry in her writing class] Terry...
Terry: Denise, why aren't you in Science?
Denise: They're showing a film strip. Everyone left. I have to talk to you.
Terry: [Terry scoffs] Denise, I'm really into this article.
Denise: I know, but I need your advice and you are my best friend. And I tried to deal with this myself, okay, and I'm really stressed out. Three guys want to take me out Saturday night and I'm not too thrilled about any of them, but I think I should go out with ...
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Comb My Hair
Written by Johnny Lyon and Rod Firestone
Produced by Rod Firestone
Performed by Johnny Lyon
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gender bender
13 April 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

This amusing 1985 gender bender is a reminder of Victor/Victoria, but only as a comedy not a musical. Terry played by Joyce Hyser, believes her teachers don't take her very serious because she's a pretty girl. She fails to win a journalism contest and decides to switch schools - and gender. She does make a very handsome guy, and plays her role so well and is accepted as one of the guys. She can be very tough also. Even the guy Rick, played by Clayton Rohner, is fooled by her. It's not until the last reel that he realizes that she loves him.

I had never seen this before until today on The Comedy Channel, and although I did not know any of the stars, it's such an amusing tale of high school graduates, that it held my interest. Good for some laughs!


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