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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:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) mentions Captain Kirk. Morgan Woodward appears in this movie [as Natalie's (Holly Gagnier's) father], and has also appeared in Star Trek: The Original Series: The Omega Glory (1968) and Star Trek: The Original Series: Dagger of the Mind (1966). See more »

Goofs

During the dance competition Jeff is seen doing the same dance move on the television in the bar, in two different shots. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: Sorry, I needed the phone.
Jeff: Why, the cabbage patch mothers are having a PTA meeting?
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Connections

Referenced in Greek: Camp Buy Me Love (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Cruel
Performed by Amy Hart
Written by Amy Hart & Tim Tobias
Produced by John Ryan
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Dancing in Heaven
18 June 1999 | by angelcitygalSee all my reviews

If you didn't first see this movie between the ages of 8 and 15, you probably won't experience the same joy and nostalgia as those of us lucky enough to have seen it in those golden years of our lives.

Today I found out that two girls in my office also love this movie, and it was like finding two kindred spirits. My sister and I used to watch this movie over and over again on cable. Yes, it's predictable and cheesy, but that's what's so fun about it! And was 80s pop culture (cheeseball pop music, teased hair, Velcro, loud clothes and dance TV programs--think "Solid Gold") ever so well documented on film?

Yes, you can watch Helen Hunt in her Oscar-winning performance in "As Good As it Gets"...but wouldn't you rather watch her become "Miss D-TV"?

Ah, the memories...


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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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Dolby | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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