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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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Taglines:

That's all they really want! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Notable for featuring Cyndi Lauper's song made famous in 1983 in its title and soundtrack, but instead uses a cover version by Deborah Galli. See more »

Goofs

Jeff leaves their first rehearsal with out his radio. 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 The Cinema Snob: Shake, Rattle & Rock! (2018) 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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I still love this movie!
3 November 1999 | by CarrigonSee all my reviews

I just rewatched it on the comedy channel. It's such a feelgood movie. It makes you want to dance. I always wished for a sequel. I would love to see how the characters turned out years later. Sarah and Helen are great in this movie. And I think Sarah did alot of her own stunts because she was doing gymnastics at the time. The dancing is great and the music is pure 80's fun. The movie has a good storyline that moves along with just the right amount of suspense and timing. This is a fun, feelgood dance movie. I highly recommend it.


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