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California Girls (1985)

A New Jersey auto mechanic travels to California to find the girl of his dreams and woos a bikini fashion model while the time quarreling with her high-powered manager and avoiding his New Jersey girlfriend who comes looking for him.

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Rick Wallace

Writer:

Charles Rosin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robby Benson ... Nathan Bowzer
Martin Mull ... Elliot
Charles Rocket ... Barry
Ernie Hudson ... Ernie
Tawny Kitaen ... Karen Malone
Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Bowzer
Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Zsa Zsa Gabor
Martha Longley Martha Longley ... Heather
Norman Alden ... Mr. Pegem
Bobby Kelton Bobby Kelton ... Yuppie
Rick Lieberman Rick Lieberman ... Craig
Lynn Tufeld Lynn Tufeld ... Natalie
Robert Parucha Robert Parucha ... Corky
Robert Pastorelli ... Mechanic
Robert Firth ... Sean
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A New Jersey auto mechanic travels to California to find the girl of his dreams and woos a bikini fashion model while the time quarreling with her high-powered manager and avoiding his New Jersey girlfriend who comes looking for him.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Des filles de rêve See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Firth, who plays Sean in the film, would go on to co-star with Robby Benson in the first incarnation of the CBS television pilot, Tough Cookies. Ironically, Robert Pastorelli would work with Firth on future projects too - co-starring with Firth in Tough Cookies and yet another CBS project - Sons of Gunz. See more »

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Nathan Bowzer: This looks like New Jersey.
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What Most Of Us Believe California Is...
17 September 2004 | by WSAP1303See all my reviews

I'm surprised nobody has reviewed this one. First post, I'll try to make it good. (Brief Story Line) Robbie Benson plays a young kid in search of a better life and better weather in California. Before his flight he falls asleep and dreams the perfect California dream. When he finally arrives, he finds the West coast a lot colder than in his dreams. Not the weather, the people. Near the end a tiny bright spot appears in that he sees a girl who appeared in his dream previously. A nice all around good film. Doesn't seem to be available anywhere but if it pops up on TV, give it a look. As Always, Martin Mull is fabulous as the selfish con-man. This film makes you really feel for the "nice guy".


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