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Valley Girl

October 15, 2013

USA | 1983 | 99 Minutes | Martha Coolidge

Man, he's like tripendicular, ya know?

Before Martha Coolidge convinced us of Val Kilmer's greatness with 1985's Real Genius, there was… Valley Girl. Both a satire of and love letter to Los Angeles' own "bridge and tunnel" citizens, the film follows the rocky, neon-and-pastel-colored Romeo and Juliet romance between bubbly Valley High junior Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman) and scruffy Hollywood punk Randy (Nicolas Cage), a love they pursue against the wishes of their respective friends and family as well as the rolling hills that separate their home turfs. Featuring a killer soundtrack from the likes of Modern English, the Payolas, the Plimsouls, and Josie Cotton, and wild supporting performances from Elizabeth Daily and Frederic Forrest. The film isn't in 3-D, but your face is. - Marcus Gorman

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Director: Martha Coolidge
Principal Cast: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Meyrink, Elizabeth Daily
Country: USA
Year: 1983
Running Time: 99 Minutes
Music: The Plimsouls, Josie Cotton, Modern English, Bonnie Hayes, The Payolas
Format: 35 mm
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