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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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Taglines:

That's all they really want! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Holly Gagnier (Natalie) did all of her dancing, as she is a professional dancer. See more »

Goofs

When they announce the contest for the dance off, the spoon that Janey is holding repeatedly switches hands between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: So I tried to call you yesterday... to see if you wanted to reherse, I mean.
Janey: Oh, ummm... well my dad made us all go to the airshow.
Jeff: Was it fun?
Janey: 200 people standing around like this
[looks up at the sky and sarcastically says]
Janey: It was a blast!
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Connections

References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Performed by Deborah Galli with Tami Holbrook, Meredith Marshall
Written by Robert Hazard
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls Just Want to Have Fun: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,650,078, 14 April 1985

Gross USA:

$6,326,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,326,051
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures, Girls See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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