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Modern Girls (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 November 1986 (USA)
A pair of women decide to prank their roommate's nerdy blind date after she stands him up, but end up developing a friendship with him after their practical joke sends them on an all-night odyssey through the 1980s club scene.

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Cece
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Clifford / Bruno X
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Margo
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Ray
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Brad (as Steve Shellen)
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Marsalis
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Tanya
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Milo
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Retro Vamp
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Boss
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Hunk
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Club Owner
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Storyline

Geeky Clifford has a date with pretty Kelly. But when he comes to pick her up, she has gone to see her ex-boyfriend, the DJ at a nightclub, using her roommate Margo's car. Margo and their third roommate, CeCe, induce Clifford into driving them around, first to the nightclub to find Kelly, then on an all-night tour of the L.A. night scene in search of CeCe's new love, rock star Bruno X. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Never stand in line. Never pay for your own drinks. Never stand next to a dweeb.

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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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$604,849 (USA)
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Released just after Thanksgiving, the film had a dismal run at the box office and barely made over $250,000 dollars. However, it found a second life as a late-night staple on HBO, which was in the process of becoming a force in home cable. The movie was shown in such heavy rotation that watching it on HBO became a rite-of-passage for many adolescents in the late 1980s, leading to it developing a cult following. See more »

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While Cliff is waiting for the girls to get ready, he lights a candle. As the time passes, the candle gets smaller then suddenly larger a number of times. See more »

Quotes

CeCe: And we never pay for parking. And we never carry cash, it's bad luck.
Margo: And we never buy our own drinks.
Clifford: Words to live by.
Margo: And we never wait in line.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

But Not Tonight
Written by Martin Gore
Performed by Depeche Mode
Emile Music
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc., Sire Records and WEA Records, Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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a cute '80s movie
9 January 2001 | by (st. pete, fl usa) – See all my reviews

This is a story about three single girls(Cynthia Gibb of "Jack's Back", Virginia Madsen and Daphne Zuniga of "Melrose Place") looking for a good time. Somehow a geek(Clayton Ruhner of "Just One Of The Guys") gets thrown into their night and things start to fall apart. It's a good movie about friendship and acceptance. I don't think it anywhere near a classic, but good fun just the same. It's always nice to see these actors when they were young and starting out. Also looking back at the '80s and seeing all the big hair, wild clothes, and the music.

If you are looking for a fun film, look no futher than this one. Another fun film is "Just One Of The Guys". One of my favorites!


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