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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. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »

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 ... the 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:

Getting into trouble is easy but getting out of it is all the fun! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventura Musical em Chicago 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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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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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

When Lynne is in the mall getting ready to go to the printing shop her shoes are brown with pink socks, and when they start passing out invitations her shoes are black with white colored socks See more »

Quotes

Lynne: Velcro. Next to the Walkman and Tab it is the coolest invention of the 20th century!
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Connections

Spoofed in Totally Awesome (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing in the Streets
Performed by Animotion
Written by William Stevenson, Marvin Gayeand Ivy Jo Hunter (incorrectly attributed to Ivory Joe Hunter)
Produced by Don Perry & Bob Summers
Animotion Appears Courtesy of PolyGram, Inc.
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Great movie if you're a dancer - inspiring.
5 April 2005 | by j_lee_tSee all my reviews

Again I watched this movie a long time ago when i was just thinking about starting dance classes. As with all movies with a heavy soundtrack from the 80's - it has aged. But I still love it and watch it at least once a year with my best friend, if not only just to remind us of high school. It was great watching Sarah, Helen and (to a lesser degree) Shannon's careers move on from here. It was a pity that Lee's career never surfaced again (unless we take into account "Models Inc".

If you have ever been an aspiring dancer, someone in their 30's reminiscing about the 80's or just someone that loves a stereotypical Hollywood climax - you will love this too.


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