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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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Cast

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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
Josh Richman ...
Milo
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Quin Kessler ...
Retro Vamp
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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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Chicas modernas  »

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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 »

Goofs

When Clifford arrives at the girls' apartment, he leaves the car's lights on after parking. However, when Margot looks out the window to check out the car, its lights are off. See more »

Quotes

CeCe: We're all great girls. Kelly might be prettier, but Margo, tell him which one of us is sexier.
Margo: You're ten points sexier. I'm... what?
CeCe: No, six pionts sexier and she's ten points bitchier.
Cliffy: Are you sure it was only ten points?
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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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Better Than Bad
11 January 2003 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Nothing screams 80s like this movie. Watching this film as a young teen I wanted nothing more than to be waltzed off to a bad goth bar and find my friend intoxicated rolling around on top of a pool table, and during all this trying to find the rock star lover of my dreams. Needless to say,I gave this movie a 10. Besides, I can't think of any other movie that plays Depeche Mode over and over again.


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