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Nice Girls Don't Explode (1987)

A young lady is kept away from boys by her overprotective mother because flames tend to spontaneously erupt whenever her hormones are aroused; for her, "protection" on a dinner date is carrying a fire extinguisher.

Director:

Chuck Martinez

Writer:

Paul Harris
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Harris ... Mom
Michelle Meyrink ... April Flowers
William O'Leary ... Andy
Wallace Shawn ... Ellen
James Nardini ... Ken
Belinda Wells Belinda Wells ... Girl in Park
Irwin Keyes ... Cocker
Margot Gray Margot Gray ... Little April
Jonas Baughman Jonas Baughman ... Little Andy
William Kuhlke William Kuhlke ... Dr. Stewart
Johnnie 'Mac' McHaynes Johnnie 'Mac' McHaynes ... Nick
Zachery 'Zach' Carey Zachery 'Zach' Carey ... Rudy
Holmes Osborne ... Dick
Peggy Freisen Peggy Freisen ... Tracy
Richard Kawecki Richard Kawecki ... Guard 1
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April has a problem. Whenever she gets anything like passionate with a guy all sorts of things seem to spontaneously combust. The only men she meets more then once are firefighters. Actually, it's Mom's way of trying to keep her little girl to herself, but new boyfriend Andy is having none of such nonsense. So the heat's on. Unfortunately it's Fluffy the cat who keeps getting caught in the middle. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A comedy about love, trust, and the fear of spontaneous combustion.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Crazy Credits

Fluffy's stunt double played by Eric the Cat. See more »

Soundtracks

Outside Le Flambeau
(uncredited)
Written, Performed & Produced by Anthony Marinelli & Brian Banks
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nice girl's don't make bad movies either..
22 October 2000 | by goya-4See all my reviews

a movie about a woman who starts fires as she becomes aroused..this movie will definitely not cause any fires..Could've been done a whole lot better on a scale of one to ten...2


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nice Girls Don't Explode See more »

Filming Locations:

Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$65,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,000
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Nice Girls Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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