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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 couple,... See full summary »

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

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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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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

All of the main cast members, with the exception of Shannen Doherty, are older than their characters. See more »

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During the first audition, when Lynn gets stepped on and thrown on the floor by her dance partner, behind them you can see Jeff's and Janey's dance doubles. See more »

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Natalie: My shrink is right - I'm unloved, unappreciated, I only have one car...
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Connections

Referenced in Rock 'n' Wrestling: Amazons Just Wanna Have Fun (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
Traditional, lyrics by William A. Attaway (as William Attaway) and Irving Burgie
[Incorrectly credited as written by William A. Attaway & Irving Burgie]
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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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