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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

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Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular.

Director:

Alan Metter

Writer:

Amy Spies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Biff Yeager ... Mr. Malene
Kristi Somers ... Rikki
Richard Blade Richard Blade ... DTV Host
Ian Michael Giatti ... Zach (as Ian Giatti)
Shannen Doherty ... Maggie Malene
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Janey
Lee Montgomery ... Jeff
Helen Hunt ... Lynne
Morgan Woodward ... J.P. Sands
Ed Lauter ... Col. Glenn
Jonathan Silverman ... Drew
Holly Gagnier ... Natalie
Margaret Howell Margaret Howell ... Mrs. Glenn
Terence McGovern ... Ira
Lee Arnone Lee Arnone ... Mrs. Lemsky
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Storyline

Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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That's all they really want! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lipstick & Ice Cream See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,326,051, 31 December 1985
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New World Pictures, Girls See more »
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Dolby | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Janey's apartment building was filmed only one block from West 5th Street and Normandie Avenue, where part of a chase scene was briefly filmed in Beverly Hills Cop (1984). See more »

Goofs

About an hour into the film there's a montage of Jeff and Janey practicing in the park. In one sequence Maggie is sitting in a tree looking on as Jeff jumps off of it. Jeff lands and turns to look at her. The shot of her reaction was flipped, as the text on the Pepsi can she's holding is backwards, and the tree she's sitting on is now on her left (screen right) instead of her right (screen left). This was obviously done to match the direction of the shot of Jeff looking at her. See more »

Quotes

[Lynne steps up to get her contestant number for the DTV audition]
Lynne: Hi, I'm Lynne Stone. My lucky number is twenty-one.
Lady handing out numbers: Uhuh. Next.
[Lady hands her # 87]
Lynne: [to Janey] I have a real way with authority figures.
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Connections

Spoofed in Totally Awesome (2006) See more »

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Wake Up the Neighborhood
Performed by Holland
Written by Tom Holland, Joey Cettner, Mike Batio
Produced by Tom Werman
Holland Appears Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Nice Popcorn Session
30 August 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Janey Glenn (Sarah Jessica Parker) is a teenager newcomer in Chicago, who loves the TV show Dancing in TV. In the Catholic school, she becomes friend of Lynne Stone (Helen Hunt), who also loves to dance and invites her to an audition to be part of the show. However, her tough father, who raises Janey in a military environment, does not accept her participation in the audition, and she has lots of trouble to escape for the competition. The rich Natalie Sands (Holly Gagnier) tries to use the influence and power of her wealthy father to win the competition. This silly movie is crowded of teenager starlets. It is funny to see names such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Jonathan Silverman, Shannen Doherty, in the beginning of their careers, playing very goofy and foolish roles. However, the story is nice, there are good songs from the 80´s and in the end, it is an attractive and forgettable entertainment. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `Dançando na TV' (`Dancing in TV')


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