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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 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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Taglines:

Life in the Valley: Hair, clothes... and attitude. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie has two filming locations in common with Commando (1985):
  • Julie's parents' health food restaurant was filmed only ¼ mile (½Km) from Casa De Cadillac, where Cooke helps himself to a free Cadillac.
  • When Julie, Stacey, Randy and Fred are leaving the party (after Fred and Randy went back for Julie and Stacey) they go through the same intersection (Beverly Glen & Mulholland Drive) that John Matrix & Cindy go through while chasing Sully.
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Goofs

When the girls are dancing to "Girls Like Me" at Suzi's slumber party, the album spinning on the turntable clearly has an A&M Records label on it, but the album that contained that song at the time was actually released on Slash Records. See more »

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Loryn: 23727 Sierra Vista.
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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 City of Angels (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny Are You Queer?
Performed by Josie Cotton
Written by Bobby Paine (as B. Paine) & Larson Paine (as L. Paine)
© 1981 WB Music Corp. / Paine-American Music ASCAP
Warner Tamerlane Publ. Corp. BMI
Courtesy of Elektra / Asylum Records
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Was my favorite movie for years
5 July 2002 | by rhondashaneSee all my reviews

It was 1983 and I was 13. I watched Valley Girl on HBO one night when my parents were working. After it ended I wanted to talk with someone about it immediately. Turns out my best friend watched it too and it became our favorite movie. Every weekend after that we watched it until we could recite it. We woke her parents up late at night laughing hysterically. We began to worship the main character, Julie, played by the beautiful Deborah Foreman. I am not saying this is a great classic. Although it is for me personally. And I understand that the whole Valley Girl talk becomes annoying but that was the 80's. But deep down at the heart of the movie-it is a love story, and a familiar but good one. Girl meets boy and there are sparks from both sides, an instant connection. Julie's friends don't like him-he doesn't fit in, doesn't go to their school, doesn't have money. They like her better with her ex-boyfriend the football player even though he is a jerk. She makes the ultimate sacrifice-her own happiness for her friends' happiness. And she has these really cool supportive hippie parents. It is one of Nicholas Cage's first movies and his first starring role. One minute he is absolutely hilarious and the next incredibly touching and romantic. His friend Fred is pretty funny too. If you were a teenager in the 80's you will love this movie or at the very least it will bring back memories. It is no longer my favorite movie but it is still one of my favorites, probably in my top 10. I am eagerly awaiting it's release on DVD if they ever release it. You can go to Deborah Foreman's website to sign a petition to get it released on DVD and there are 2 soundtracks from the movie that are must haves if you like 80's music.


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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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