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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

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:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was produced before Nicolas Cage got his teeth fixed. See more »

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 »

Quotes

Fred Bailey: Hey, man. 23727 Sierra Vista.It's a party. It's going to be amazing, I've seen the chicks. I know about these things and I've got a feeling about this. It's going to be hot, I'm telling you. And it's in the valley.
Randy: What?
Fred Bailey: The party. it's in the valley.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Eaten by the Monster of Love
Performed by Sparks
Written by Ron Mael (uncredited) and Russell Mael (uncredited)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Totally tubular 80's teen comedy (fer shure)
3 January 2004 | by Michael_PilkingtonSee all my reviews

In the tradition of "Romeo and Juliet," a punker named Randy (Nicholas Cage) begins a relationship with shallow teenage girl named Julie (Deborah Foreman), but peer pressure from her equally shallow friends forces her to break up and go back to her ex-boyfriend (Michael Bowen). Randy refuses to take this lying down and tries to get Julie back. Will he succeed?

Fine performances by Cage, Foreman, Frederick Forrest and Colleen Camp (as Julie's hippie parents), sensitive directing by Martha Coolidge, and totally tubular soundtrack by Modern English, The Plimsouls, and Men at Work (to name a few) makes this fun sleeper one of the best 80's teen comedies (fer shure).

My evaluation: *** out of ****


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