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Modern Girls (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 November 1986 (USA)
A pair of women decide to prank their roommate's nerdy blind date after she stands him up, but end up developing a friendship with him after their practical joke sends them on an all-night odyssey through the 1980s club scene.

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Jerry Kramer

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Laurie Craig (story), Laurie Craig (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Gibb ... Cece
Virginia Madsen ... Kelly
Clayton Rohner ... Clifford / Bruno X
Daphne Zuniga ... Margo
Chris Nash ... Ray
Stephen Shellen ... Brad (as Steve Shellen)
Rick Overton ... Marsalis
Pamela Springsteen ... Tanya
Josh Richman Josh Richman ... Milo
Martin Ferrero ... Music Video Director
Quin Kessler Quin Kessler ... Retro Vamp
Sharron Shayne ... Supervisor
Mark Holton ... Boss
John Dye ... Hunk
Troy Evans ... Club Owner
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Storyline

Geeky Clifford has a date with pretty Kelly. But when he comes to pick her up, she has gone to see her ex-boyfriend, the DJ at a nightclub, using her roommate Margo's car. Margo and their third roommate, CeCe, induce Clifford into driving them around, first to the nightclub to find Kelly, then on an all-night tour of the L.A. night scene in search of CeCe's new love, rock star Bruno X. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Taglines:

Never stand in line. Never pay for your own drinks. Never stand next to a dweeb.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicas modernas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$264,252, 7 December 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$604,849
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Released just after Thanksgiving, the film had a dismal run at the box office and barely made over $250,000 dollars. However, it found a second life as a late-night staple on HBO, which was in the process of becoming a force in home cable. The movie was shown in such heavy rotation that watching it on HBO became a rite-of-passage for many adolescents in the late 1980s, leading to it developing a cult following. See more »

Goofs

When Clifford arrives at the girls' apartment, he leaves the car's lights on after parking. However, when Margot looks out the window to check out the car, its lights are off. See more »

Quotes

CeCe: And we never pay for parking. And we never carry cash, it's bad luck.
Margo: And we never buy our own drinks.
Clifford: Words to live by.
Margo: And we never wait in line.
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Soundtracks

The Girl Pulled a Dog
Written by Michael Whitfield and Norman Whitfield, Jr
Performed by Female Body Inspectors
Mad Inspectors Publishing
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc., Sire Records and WEA Records, Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Time Capsule of the 80's
31 December 2006 | by richard_illesSee all my reviews

I inadvertently came across this movie while surfing through satellite today and was blown away by the fashion and music throughout. The movie was relatively "cheesy" but for someone who was 20 years old in 1986 when this movie was first released, I must say that it is hauntingly accurate in its depiction of club night life of the time. Although the plot may not be a reflection of the average person's personal experience, I can attest that the fashion, music and general "feel" of the 80's experience was very familiar even for a Canadian living in Toronto. This movie left me feeling reminiscent and wondering about all those people I used to know way back when. Do I detect the beginnings of a mid life crises ?!


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