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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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Trivia

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: We're all great girls. Kelly might be prettier, but Margo, tell him which one of us is sexier.
Margo: You're ten points sexier. I'm... what?
CeCe: No, six pionts sexier and she's ten points bitchier.
Cliffy: Are you sure it was only ten points?
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

One Way Love
Written by Jeff Mann and Marco Olivo
Performed by T.K.A. (as TKA)
T-Boy Music
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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Ah!The 80's....
29 January 2000 | by marz1966See all my reviews

This was a pretty cool film!It managed to capture,what I thought,at least,the joy of being young,single,and looking for love in the eighties! The music is the real plus here!Depeche Mode's song,"But not tonight" fitted so nicely in this movie. Yes,how we loved our rock stars back then,eh? Following them around,hoping to get a glimpse of them and bathe in the magic that they poured out! Now,don't expect this movie to be deep and meaningful.No,it's not that at all,but just sit back and enjoy the ride! Remember the good ol'days of youth and laugh at those clothes and hairstyles!Ah!The 80's...miss them so much!


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