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Modern Girls (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  7 November 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Clifford / Bruno X
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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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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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Departamento de solteras  »

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$604,849 (USA)
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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: 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

Girls Night Out
Performed by Toni Basil
© 1986 by Wham-Rebop, Inc. (ASCAP)
Del Zorro Music/Summa-Booma Music (ASCAP)
Franne Gee Music/Rightsong Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.
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Not quite a classic, but a perfect 1980s time capsule!
9 September 2007 | by (Northampton, PA) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that no one ever saw in the theater. However, it ran in super-high rotation on HBO and Showtime in the late 80s. I must have watched it 20 times in junior high, and I watched it again when it was on cable last night. It has surprisingly crisp writing. The jokes and plot, while not groundbreaking, are above average considering the other films of this era in this same genre. There's some nice social commentary and some very heartfelt interactions between Clifton and the girls. But what really sets this movie apart is the way it presents 1980s LA night life. You see bouncers, themed clubs, themed drinks, vapid people, what could be the first on-screen use of "E", and all the synth-pop music you could ever ask for! The music, by the way, is top-notch - most of the tracks sound radio-worthy instead of the random crap you'd usually get with these flicks.


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