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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 »

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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Life will be serious soon enough. But for now... 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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Company Credits

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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 (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 Omega Glory (1968) and Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind (1966). See more »

Goofs

In the first dance of the movie when some dancers lay down to spell out DTV, a boy and girl in green spell out the V. In the wide shot, the girl lays down on the outside (right side of the screen) and the boy lays down on the inside and they don't put their legs together to spell out the V, they just lay down parallel. In the close up shot, they are switched and their legs are together to spell out the V. See more »

Quotes

Janey: He's just uh! You know. I mean uh!
Lynne: Is he gonna call you tomorrow?
Janey: Yeah, I think so.
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Connections

Referenced in Chasing Life: April Just Wants to Have Fun (2015) See more »

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Too Cruel
Performed by Amy Hart
Written by Amy Hart & Tim Tobias
Produced by John Ryan
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Cute, girly fun, a bit dated but, overall, quite nice
19 December 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Jane (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the daughter of a stern Air Force officer. They have moved around so much that she has gone to at least a dozen different schools. However, the family has just settled in Chicago, with an intention to stay awhile. This is good news for Janie, for she dearly loves a national television show that is shot in Chicago, Dance TV and she hopes to catch a live viewing. After Janie makes her first close friend at school, Lynn (Helen Hunt), they both discover that Dance TV is looking for a new dance couple to be featured on the show and that the executives are holding a tryout very shortly. Lynn encourages Janie to audition, even though it will mean cutting a few classes and sneaking out to practice, as Jane's father must not know about it. Making it to the finals, Janie is paired with handsome Jeff (Lee Montgomery) and they begin to rehearse every night. But, will Janie's father find out? And, can they really win the darn thing when another contestant, rich and spoiled, is trying to get her father to rig the event? This is a cute movie with a big heart. Parker, in one of her first major roles, is enchanting as the strong-willed but soft-hearted Janie, who doesn't wait for boys to kiss her, she kisses them first! Hunt provides great support, as does Montgomery, Shannen Doherty (very young), and especially Jonathan Silverman as a money-scheming friend of Jeff's. Yes, the film looks a bit dated, with its 80's costumes and pedestrian camera work. But, the dance scenes are quite energetic while gal-themed movies with good values and strong-female roles are always welcome for young viewers everywhere. If you and your daughters want to share an upbeat, follow-your-heart movie, with humor and sweetness, this is a wonderful choice. All who do will just have fun, indeed.


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