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Valley Girl (1983)

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Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

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Martha Coolidge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Randy
Deborah Foreman ... Julie Richman
Elizabeth Daily ... Loryn
Michael Bowen ... Tommy
Cameron Dye ... Fred Bailey
Heidi Holicker ... Stacey
Michelle Meyrink ... Suzi Brent
Tina Theberge Tina Theberge ... Samantha
Lee Purcell ... Beth Brent
Richard Sanders ... Drivers' Ed Teacher
Colleen Camp ... Sarah Richman
Frederic Forrest ... Steve Richman
David Ensor David Ensor ... Skip
Joanne Baron ... Prom Teacher
Tony Plana ... Low Rider
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Storyline

Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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When punk meets prom the fun begins! [Video Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,856,780, 1 May 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,797,122, 23 October 1983
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Valley 9000 Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the "making of" documentary on the 20th anniversary DVD, Elizabeth Daily admitted that she had no idea how to talk like a Valley Girl. To cover this up, she decided that her character, Loryn, would not actually be from the Valley, but from nearby Malibu instead. See more »

Goofs

Tommy's tuxedo trousers change from pink to black and back again at the prom. See more »

Quotes

[behind the stage curtain at the Valley High junior prom]
Fred Bailey: Ahh! Stacey! Hey, man, check out Stacey!
Randy: I don't wanna see Stacey.
[peeks from behind the curtain in time to see Tommy kiss Julie on the dance floor]
Randy: Ugh! That's it! Man, I've had it with you, Bailey!
Fred Bailey: What? I didn't think her haircut was that bad.
Randy: What do you mean, her haircut? I just want to know what the rest of this grand plan of yours is.
Fred Bailey: No, man, this is it! Simplicity at its finest.
Randy: Simplicity at its finest. Well, at least you got us...
[...]
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Connections

References 8 to 4 (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Oldest Story in the World
Performed by The Plimsouls
Written by Peter Case
© 1983 Baby Oh Yeah Music BMI
Courtesy of The David Geffen Co.
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One of my favorite guilty pleasures
1 May 2000 | by TomAldredSee all my reviews

Everyone has a great list of cinematic guilty pleasures, and "Valley Girl" has been on mine from the first time I saw it. It was clear from the first "valley view" of the San Fernando that it was several cuts above your average teen-aimed movie. Obviously, Nicolas Cage was pretty impressive, even if I had no idea of his heritage or his future. I liked Deborah Foreman, too, and the supporting cast was well-chosen. If the plot was trifling, it was at least clever and certainly not pretentious. And the music, from the opening by Foremen and her friends to the closing shot of the limo ride to Modern English's "I Melt With You," is a big plus. Overall, an very entertaining take on love across the valley of cultural differences from Martha Coolidge, who is one of our most underrated directors.


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