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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

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Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular.

Director:

Alan Metter

Writer:

Amy Spies

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Biff Yeager ... Mr. Malene
Kristi Somers ... Rikki
Richard Blade Richard Blade ... DTV Host
Ian Michael Giatti ... Zach (as Ian Giatti)
Shannen Doherty ... Maggie Malene
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Janey
Lee Montgomery ... Jeff
Helen Hunt ... Lynne
Morgan Woodward ... J.P. Sands
Ed Lauter ... Col. Glenn
Jonathan Silverman ... Drew
Holly Gagnier ... Natalie
Margaret Howell Margaret Howell ... Mrs. Glenn
Terence McGovern ... Ira
Lee Arnone Lee Arnone ... Mrs. Lemsky
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Storyline

Janey is new in town and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

That's all they really want! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls Just Want to Have Fun: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,650,078, 14 April 1985

Gross USA:

$6,326,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,326,051
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures, Girls See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Notable for featuring Cyndi Lauper's song made famous in 1983 in its title and soundtrack, but instead uses a cover version by Deborah Galli. See more »

Goofs

Janey's hair is smooth & straight when she's at "The Court", but noticeably more frizzy & puffy when she's talking to Jeff outside her apartment. (after she returns home from "The Court") See more »

Quotes

Drew: Patty and I have a little business to attend to. The term papers are in- Eisonhower, Johnson, Kennedy...
Patty: Kennedy! Oh, he was so cute! How much?
Drew: A date with me.
Patty: I'll take Johnson.
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Connections

Referenced in Isn't It Romantic (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Performed by Deborah Galli with Tami Holbrook, Meredith Marshall
Written by Robert Hazard
Produced by Don Perry and Bob Summers
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Funny!
9 October 2001 | by synergy273See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite 80's movies! There are a lot of funny one liners, great dancing and a really good soundtrack! I like this version of the Girls Just wanna have fun song than Cyndi Lauper's original. My favorite scene is when Janey, Lynne, and Maggie get even with Natalie:)


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