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Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 26 April 1985 (USA)
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

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 ... Mark (as Steve Basil)
J. Williams J. Williams ... Julian & Prom Band - Brock / Davis
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,500,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Clayton Rohner and Deborah Goodrich both appeared in April Fool's Day (1986) the following year. See more »

Goofs

In scenes where the setting is the cafeteria, there is a white banner in the background that reads "Seniors '85". Later, when Rick is trying to find a prom date but is repeatedly turned down, he says "How about any night in the year 1987?" This is because he is being sarcastic while attempting to illustrate the young lady will never be available to go out on a date with him. See more »

Quotes

[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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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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Another Delightful Comedy from the 80´s
22 March 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The teenager Terry Griffith (Joyce Hyser) is an aspiring journalist that believes she was discriminated by her teacher in the high-school in a competition for an internship in a local newspaper because she is a girl. She decides to disguise and pose as a boy in another high-school to see if she gets the internship. Her brother Buddy Griffith (Billy Jacoby) and her best friend Denise (Toni Hudson) help her and she hides the situation from her boyfriend Kevin (Leigh McCloskey). She befriends her schoolmate Rick Morehouse (Clayton Rohner) and helps him to be successful with the girls. But the problem is that she falls in love with Rick while she learns that she had not been discriminated.

"Just One of the Guys" is another delightful comedy from the 80´s. The story is flawed but very funny and it is hard to believe that the hot Joyce Hyser is a boy. But the situations are hilarious and this film is cult for many viewers including me. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Apenas um dos Rapazes" ("Just One of the Guys")


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