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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She's cool. He's hot. She's from the Valley. He's not. 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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first movie in which Nicolas Coppola is billed as Nicolas Cage. See more »

Goofs

In the party scene where Julie first meets Randy and Fred and the two guys are kicked out of the party we see Julie standing inside the house looking out the window. From the outside it shows her closing the shutters but when it switches back to Julie on the inside of the house, she hadn't closed them yet. See more »

Quotes

Randy: All right, but when they attack the car, save the radio.
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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

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

A Million Miles Away
Performed by The Plimsouls
Written by Peter Case (as Case), Joey Alkes (as Alkes), Chris Fradkin (as Fradkin)
© 1982 Baby Oh Yeah Music / Nineties Music BMI
Courtesy of The David Geffen Co.
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A sweet yet corny 80's romance.
31 December 1999 | by defleppardcathSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie quite a few times and each time I watch it, the quirkier and funnier it becomes. Perhaps its the lack of research that went into Nicolas Cage's character's 'punk' persona or just the cheesiness factor because it was such a typical eighties film...nonetheless it's a cute love story with extremely funny, unique characters. I think it's right up there with "Fast Times" and "Weird Science" (quintessential eighties flicks!)


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