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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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


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


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Spoofed in San Fernando Valley Girls (1987) See more »


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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User Reviews

Not too bad
1 September 2001 | by starredmeriadocSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

29 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Boyz See more »


Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,856,780, 1 May 1983

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