Terry feels discriminated against when the summer jobs at Sun Tribune go to 2 guys. She decides to do something about it. She dresses like a guy and gets a haircut. Will students at the other high school notice? Girls notice "him".

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Lisa Gottlieb

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Dennis Feldman (screenplay), Jeff Franklin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joyce Hyser ... Terry Griffith
Clayton Rohner ... Rick Morehouse
Billy Jayne ... Buddy Griffith (as Billy Jacoby)
Toni Hudson ... Denise
William Zabka ... Greg Tolan
Leigh McCloskey ... Kevin
Sherilyn Fenn ... Sandy
Deborah Goodrich ... Deborah
Arye Gross ... Willie
Robert Fieldsteel ... Phil
Stuart Charno ... Reptile
John Apicella ... Coach Mickey Morrison
Kenneth Tigar ... Mr. Raymaker
Steven Basil Steven Basil ... Mark (as Steve Basil)
J. Williams J. Williams ... Julian & Prom Band - Brock / Davis
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Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper... or so she thinks. When Terry's journalism teacher passes her article up in favor of a couple of pieces written by boys, Terry is convinced that sexism is to blame. Determined to win the internship at any cost, Terry goes undercover at a rival high school to resubmit her article... as a boy. But Terry gets more than she bargained for when she finds herself fending off a bully and the advances of an oversexed female admirer, and falling for her new pal Rick. Written by Faith

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Terry Griffith is about to go where no woman has gone before. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Clayton Rohner's Rick character is obsessed with James Brown. Before the prom scene was shot, Brown spent three days on the set teaching Rohner his dance moves. See more »

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Terry's cup of punch at the prom has a frog in it. In the close-up, the frog has completely changed positions and is a much lighter color of green before returning to its original position and color in the wide shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Denise: [Terry's best friend Denise interrupts Terry in her writing class] Terry...
Terry: Denise, why aren't you in Science?
Denise: They're showing a film strip. Everyone left. I have to talk to you.
Terry: [Terry scoffs] Denise, I'm really into this article.
Denise: I know, but I need your advice and you are my best friend. And I tried to deal with this myself, okay, and I'm really stressed out. Three guys want to take me out Saturday night and I'm not too thrilled about any of them, but I think I should go out with ...
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References Tootsie (1982) See more »

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Tonight You're Mine Baby
Written by Narada Michael Walden and Preston Glass
Produced by Paul Shaffer
Associate Producers: Chris Lord-Alge and Steve Jordan
Performed by Ronnie Spector
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gender bender
13 April 2003 | by willramsSee all my reviews

This amusing 1985 gender bender is a reminder of Victor/Victoria, but only as a comedy not a musical. Terry played by Joyce Hyser, believes her teachers don't take her very serious because she's a pretty girl. She fails to win a journalism contest and decides to switch schools - and gender. She does make a very handsome guy, and plays her role so well and is accepted as one of the guys. She can be very tough also. Even the guy Rick, played by Clayton Rohner, is fooled by her. It's not until the last reel that he realizes that she loves him.

I had never seen this before until today on The Comedy Channel, and although I did not know any of the stars, it's such an amusing tale of high school graduates, that it held my interest. Good for some laughs!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Boy See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,307,171, 28 April 1985

Gross USA:

$11,528,900

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,528,900
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1.85 : 1
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