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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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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

In the dating montage scene, Randy and Julie share a long deep kiss in front of the marquee for the movie Romeo and Juliet, one of the inspirations for this tale of star crossed lovers. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene supposedly takes place at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, but the sign on the door from which Julie and her friends leave the mall indicate that they are at the Del Amo Fashion Center, which is located in Torrance, California. See more »

Quotes

Randy: Where do you work?
Julie Richman: At my parents' store.
Randy: What do they sell?
Julie Richman: Health foods.
Randy: That's cool.
Julie Richman: Like, it's not cool at all! Like, it's all this stuff that tastes like nothing and it's supposed to be so good for you. Why couldn't they, like, open a Pizza Hut or something?
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Alternate Versions

Originally, Men At Work's "Who Can It Be Now?" was played during the scene where Randy climbs into the upstairs bathroom through the window and hides in the shower, hoping that Julie will eventually come into the bathroom. In the Special Edition DVD, "Shelley's Boyfriend" by Bonnie Hayes and the Wild Combo continues playing from the previous scene, replacing the Men At Work tune. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.162 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

School Is In
Performed by Josie Cotton
Written by Gary Anderson, Gene Barge
© 1961 Rockmasters Inc. BMI
Courtesy of Elektra / Asylum Records
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Like, totally awesome
21 January 1999 | by pooch-8See all my reviews

The first time I saw Valley Girl, I was bedridden and as sick as a dog, out of junior high school for two weeks with a nasty illness. I watched it on a tiny black and white set with the volume turned down to a whisper so my parents wouldn't hear and make me shut it off. I was mesmerized. It was a revelation. Martha Coolidge's milking of the Romeo and Juliet premise (with Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman filling in as star-crossed lovers in the San Fernando Valley) was smart and convincing. I was amazed by the hot "Val" chicks. I was thrilled by the interesting vocabulary words. I wanted to be like Cage's tough Randy and fall in love with a beautiful girl like Foreman's Julie to the sounds of Eddie Grant, Modern English, and The Plimsouls.


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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:

$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,856,780, 1 May 1983

Gross USA:

$17,343,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,343,596
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1.85 : 1
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