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Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 26 April 1985 (USA)
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.... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Terry Griffith
... Rick Morehouse
... Buddy Griffith (as Billy Jacoby)
... Denise
... Greg Tolan
... Kevin
... Sandy
... Deborah
... Willie
... Phil
... Reptile
... Coach Mickey Morrison
... Mr. Raymaker
... Mark (as Steve Basil)
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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She's about to go where no girl has gone before! See more »

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26 April 1985 (USA)  »

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I Was a Teenage Boy  »

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$11,500,000
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According to The '80s Movie Rewind Website, "several of the names used in this movie represented names important to Hollywood. For example, the High School Terry attended was Sturgess Wilder, apparently incorporating the names of Preston Sturges and Gene Wilder. And "Greg Tolan" appears to be a form [= variation] of Gregg Toland, who was for many years a Hollywood cinematographer". See more »

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When Buddy answers the door and it's Terry, he's holding a slice of pizza and a can of Coca-Cola. Immediately after that when Buddy and Terry walk upstairs, Buddy is now holding and drinking a can of Fosters Beer, while still eating the same slice of pizza. 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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Referenced in Greek: Camp Buy Me Love (2010) See more »

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Thrills
Written by Marc Tanner, Jon Reede and Ron Aniello
Produced by Brian O'Neal and John Hug
Performed by Greg French
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Great 1980s High School Flick
27 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Great comedy 1980s High School movie. (OK, it won't win an Oscar - often a good thing.)It is funniest for guys, I think. Billy Jacoby steals the movie as a hyper-horny adolescent schoolboy. He has too many hilarious scenes and good lines to go into. Don't miss it if you like 1980s (any era?) high school comedies from a guy's perspective. The star, Joyce Hyser is also a bonus treat.


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