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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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Buddy Griffith (as Billy Jacoby)
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Deborah
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Reptile
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Coach Mickey Morrison
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Mr. Raymaker
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Mark (as Steve Basil)
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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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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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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 »

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 »

Quotes

[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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Spoofs Porky's (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn Out Right
Written by Paul Shaffer and Jack Butler
Performed by Private Domain
Courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Ltd.
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Fun & Funny Time Capsule
27 January 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a charming little movie that never fails to make me laugh out loud no matter how many times I've seen it. Terrific acting by the entire cast. Why none of them became big stars is a mystery to me. The fashions, hairstyles and language are a 1985 time capsule.

I suggest you see it for yourself, but not on commercial television, because they edit out all the good jokes!


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