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A satiric romantic comedy, Martha Coolidge's Valley Girl is a testimony to the short-lived Southern California '80s craze. Julie (Deborah Foreman) is a good-natured teenager following a swarm of pastel pink valley girls, who utter "gag me" at every opportunity. To her friends' dismay , Julie breaks up with her egotistical boyfriend, Tommy (Michael Bowen), while shopping at the mall. All the valley kids go to a party that night, and Tommy immediately tries to bed one of Julie's friends. Randy (Nicolas Cage), a bad boy from Hollywood, shows up and crashes the party. Open-minded Julie flirts with him before he is literally thrown out, presumably just for looking different. Smitten with Julie, Randy sneaks back into the party to talk to her again. Julie drags a whimpering valley friend with her to spend the night cruising with Randy in Hollywood. After an extended courtship, Randy is in love with Julie, and she must choose between him and Tommy, who wants her back. Her friends refuse to accept Randy, who makes many exaggerated attempts to win back her love. Finally, after she has a heartfelt talk with her dad (Frederic Forrest), love triumphs at the prom. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 1983


Nicolas Cage
as Randy
Deborah Foreman
as Julie
Elizabeth Daily
as Loryn
Michael Bowen
as Tommy
Cameron Dye
as Fred
Michelle Meyrink
as Suzie
Tina Theberge
as Samantha
Lee Purcell
as Beth Brent
Colleen Camp
as Sarah Richman
Frederic Forrest
as Steve Richman
Joanne Baron
as Prom Teacher
Andrew Winner
as Customer at Counter
Joyce Hyser
as Joyce
David Ensor
as Skip
Karl Johnson
as Club Bouncer
Tony Plana
as Low Rider
Wayne Crawford
as Lyle
Tony Markes
as Brad
Chris Murphy
as Ralphie
Michael Wyle
as Arthur
Laura Jacoby
as Peggy


Martha Coolidge
Thomas Coleman
Andrew Lane
Wayne Crawford
Wayne Crawford
Andrew Lane
Marc Levinthal
Composer (Music Score)
Scott Wilk
Composer (Music Score)
Eva Gardos
Michael Rosenblatt
Executive Producer
Thomas Coleman
Executive Producer
Carl Aldana
Set Designer
David Brownlow
Sound/Sound Designer
Nancy Israel
First Assistant Director