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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.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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 »

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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: You know, Cliffie, the hottest nights are the ones where you don't know who you are coming home with. . .here we are. . .we don't even know who we are going out with!
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Not quite a classic, but a perfect 1980s time capsule!
9 September 2007 | by zillion29See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that no one ever saw in the theater. However, it ran in super-high rotation on HBO and Showtime in the late 80s. I must have watched it 20 times in junior high, and I watched it again when it was on cable last night. It has surprisingly crisp writing. The jokes and plot, while not groundbreaking, are above average considering the other films of this era in this same genre. There's some nice social commentary and some very heartfelt interactions between Clifton and the girls. But what really sets this movie apart is the way it presents 1980s LA night life. You see bouncers, themed clubs, themed drinks, vapid people, what could be the first on-screen use of "E", and all the synth-pop music you could ever ask for! The music, by the way, is top-notch - most of the tracks sound radio-worthy instead of the random crap you'd usually get with these flicks.


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