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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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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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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26 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Boy  »

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$11,500,000
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Trivia

Debut theatrical feature film of director Lisa Gottlieb. See more »

Goofs

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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References Yentl (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Got Something Boys Ain't Got
Written by Stephen Geyer and Marvin Morrow
Produced by Reggie Calloway and Midnight Star for Midnight Star Productions
Performed by Midnight Star
Courtesy of Solar Records
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vastly underrated screenplay
13 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie which concentrates more on getting laughs than getting preachy. When it does get preachy, it tells both sides of the story (although some male characters are annoying sterotypes.) It also contains two of the all time classic lines in movie history. While Denise enjoys herself at Terri's prom, she rejoices, "I'm having such a good time, no one here knows I used to be fat." When Buddy is told by an attractive female classmate that he's a nice guy, Buddy retorts, "Not a nice guy, that's the kiss of death."


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