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
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When Lee Purcell (the beautiful step mom) says "Plastics" to Skip, it's a reference to The Graduate about a younger man's affair with an older woman. She's obviously throwing him a hint that she's trying to seduce him, like in that movie (which he obviously isn't familiar with). See more »
When Randy, Julie, Fred and Stacey enter the night club, The Plimsouls are performing their song Everywhere At Once. They are lip syncing to the recorded version which has keyboard parts but there is no keyboard player seen on stage. See more »
All right, but when they attack the car, save the radio.
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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 »
I was born a year after this movie came out, so I couldn't relate to it right when it came out.
I just recently saw Valley Girl a few days ago on the WE channel. I thought it was an interesting movie... Many people say the slang is outdated, but I don't know how many times I've heard someone say that something was "rad" or "awesome" or if someone was "getting laid."
Sure, the characters are vapid and shallow. They're like, from the valley, like, you know? I loved the characters of Fred and Randy, especially. I know many boys that have the attitude Fred has.
Nicholas Cage was SUPERB as Randy. I just wish there were more guys like that character: a rough-and-tumble punk with a dopey grin.
I've got to say, any movie that makes me giggle from the style and makes even Nicholas Cage adorable (Keep in mind that I come from his "action movie only era") rocks.
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