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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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She's about to go where no girl has gone before! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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Joyce Hyser had to wrap her torso with ace bandages under her wardrobe when she played the male version of Terri to flatten her bosom. She said it was tremendously uncomfortable in the 90 degree desert heat while filming. See more »

Goofs

When Terry reveals her breasts to Rick, she is obviously not wearing a bra. A few seconds later, the lace of a bra is visible beneath her shirt. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Referenced in The Goldbergs: The Kara-te Kid (2017) See more »

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Prove It to You
Written by Marc Tanner, Joe Romersa and Ron E. Edwards
Produced by Tanner Reede Greene Productions
Performed by Dwight Twilley
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Great 1980s High School Flick
27 February 2003 | by (FL) – See all my reviews

Great comedy 1980s High School movie. (OK, it won't win an Oscar - often a good thing.)It is funniest for guys, I think. Billy Jacoby steals the movie as a hyper-horny adolescent schoolboy. He has too many hilarious scenes and good lines to go into. Don't miss it if you like 1980s (any era?) high school comedies from a guy's perspective. The star, Joyce Hyser is also a bonus treat.


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