"Valley Girl" is also known as "Bad Boyz" or sometimes "Rebel Dreams" (on video).
would later having a rather successful musical career. She performed a song called "Waiting" on "The Breakfast Club" soundtrack. She also had a big Club hit with the song "Say It, Say It." She is also sometimes credited as E.G. Daily. She went on to voice the cute, lovable character of Tommy Pickles in the well known Nickelodeon cartoon, THE RUGRATS.
The club where Randy and Julie go on there first date (where The Plimsouls perform) is the same club that was featured in The Go-Go's 1981 video for "Our Lips Our Sealed" -see locations.
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Did you know that Lee Purcell who plays Suzie's stepmom was 4 months pregnant while filming? It shares that in the DVD Extras.
When Randy sneaks back into the party and meets Julie in the bathroom, he asks her to leave the party. Julie asks, "Where are we going?" Randy replies, "I don't care." Then Julies asks, "What are we going to do." Randy replies, "Anything". -Nicolas Cage uses the exact same lines in "City of Angels" when he meets with Meg Ryan in the library.
was also in "Waxwork" in which she co-stars with Zach Galligan from Gremlins.
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can also be seen in Kill Bill Vol.1 as the male nurse who lets guys sleep with a comatose Uma Thurman.
E.G. or Elizabeth Daily was also the lead singer of the band in the prom scene in the movie "Better off Dead" starring John Cusack. One of the songs is titled after the movie, "Better off Dead."
Deborah Foreman also starred in "My Chauffer" with Howard Hessman from WKRP and Head of the class. She was truly dazzling
Elizabeth Daily also recorded "Shake It Up" found on the Scareface soundtrack.
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Elizabeth (E.G.) Daily also went on to record the test taking theme song Mind Over Matter for the movie Summer School, and also starred with Pee-Wee Herman in "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
" as the bicylcle shop owner, Dottie...
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Did you know that Michael Bowen is the Uncle of Martha Plimpton.. (She was in Goonies, The Parenthood, and was the girlfriend of the late River Phoenix)?
Deborah Foreman posed for playboy magazine. There is a small picture of her in the 25th anniversary issue.
Elizabeth Daily made an appearance in another 80's teen classic, "Better Off Dead." Elizabeth is the singer at the teen dance attended by Lane, Monique and Ricky. She is credited as playing "herself," and the two songs she sings in the film are on the original soundtrack - "One Way Love" and "A Little Luck." You can even hear a sample of each song under the soundtrack listing on Amazon.com The songs are totally tubular!
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So, who is the girl on the cover of the video box? It is not Deborah Foreman... The actress that appeared in the movie poster is actually Jill Carroll (she was in Psycho II). Jill was considered for the role of Julie, but backed out and accepted another job offer. They had already printed the poster, so to keep the budget down, they kept it.
Nicolas Cage describes Deborah Foreman and her performance as "sweet & innocent."
The following people were also in the movie Real Genius: Michelle Meyrink played Suzie in Valley Girl and Jordan in Real Genius. Joanne Baron played the Prom Teacher in Valley Girl and Mrs.Taylor in Real Genius. Deborah Foreman played Julie in Valley Girl and Susan in Real Genius. They were both directed by Martha Coolidge.
The actress appearing on the DVD cover was Jill Carroll (she appeared in the film Psycho II). She was considered for the role of Julie, but she accepted another job offer. They had already made the poster, so they kept it, to keep the budget low.
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One of Valley Girl's producers and screenwriters, Wayne Crawford
, plays Suzi's stepmom's boyfriend, Lyle.
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Fred Bailey (Cameron Dye) was married to Laura San Giacomo (who played Kat DeLuca in Pretty Woman, with Julia Roberts).
Elizabeth Daily also played one of the runaways in Rod Stewart's "Young Turks" music video. She was the voice of the cute little baby Mumble from Happy Feet (credited as E.G Daily).
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A larger, tougher looking Michael Bowen (Tommy) can be seen in another 80's hit; Less Than Zero. He's James Spader's thug "Bill".
and Frederick Forrest both starred in 'Apocolypse Now'.
Micheal Bowen is the step brother of Robert Carradine.
Elizabeth Daily also appeared on Friends as a friend of Phoebe's.
In the scene where Suzie's stepmom is talking to Suzie's love interest, as he is delivering groceries to her, the stepmom makes a reference to "plastics."
She says "I have a little tip for you: plastics."
Isn't this in reference to a scene in "The Graduate" where a corporate guy says this to Dustin Hoffman?
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Joyce Heiser (star of "Just One of the Guys" who plays androgynous Terri) is in the prom scene. She first appears at the snack area asking the female teacher where the cups are. She is seen next talking with Stacy (Stacy is sitting and Joyce is standing). Joyce is in the credits as "Joyce" but her name is spelled Heiser. Her last name is spelled Hyser for "Just One of the Guys".
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At DVD timecode 00:01:53 (NTSC) during the opening credits it shows a credit card being placed in the machine, and the name on the card is Wayne Crawford, one of the writers for the movie.
If you ever wondered what Julie's (Deborah Foreman) line to Stacey was, right before they got in the car with Randy and Fred at the party... Well I asked this question to Deborah Foreman and she personally answered it for me. She said Julie's line to Stacy was "Randy is skillish, okay"... Wow, who would have ever guessed? I know personally I backed the tape up many times just to figure out what was said. It's funny to hear what some of us thought was said. I thought Julie said "Randy's friend looks okay"...(LOL) [Thanks to Fran Christian] -BUT- the DVD subtitles say ..."But the rating scale looks ok."
When Julie and Tommy go to the movies (and Randy poses as a ticket taking guy), the film on the marquee is "Getting Even" - not a real film at the time. I think the title served as a visual complement to Randy's plan to get Julie back and a foreshadow of Randy kicking Tommy's butt later...
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During the DVD commentary, Coolidge said that Cage and Foreman were dating, the break up scene was shot early in the movie and they had a tough time doing the break up scene at Foreman's house at the front door.
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Deborah Foreman used to model in Maybelline Shine-Free make-up ads in the '80's. You probably remember seeing her face in Seventeen magazine.
Deborah Foreman also went on to appear in two other '80s classics. She had a small role opposite Val Kilmer in "Real Genius
, delivering one of the more memorable lines, about hammering a six-ince spike through a board. Then later she had another starring role in the teen horror classic "April Fool's Day
Deborah Forman was also in "The Experts" with John Travolta and Michele Meyrink was in "Revenge of the Nerds
" as Anothony Edward's girlfriend.
At the end of the movie, just before they roll credits, they show the cars on the freeway in the shape of a heart. Or is it my imagination?
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That's Prescott Niles of 'The Knack' playing Bass guitar during the Josie Cotton song sequences.
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Elizabeth Daily (Loryn), also plays the role of a hotel chambermaid in the low-budget film, "Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains", staring Diane Lane and Ray Winstone.
Along with the movie Say Anything, a quote from Valley Girl was used in a song called "These are the quotes from our favorite 80s movies" by a New Jersey punk band called The Bouncing Souls. In the very beginning Nicolas Cage's character says "that chick julie is truly dazzling" with with the reply of "yep, but she's not one of ours".
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Josie Cotton's backup band was the 80's popular new wave band, Kajagoogoo.
Kajagoogoo was not Josie Cotton's backup band during the prom scene. To date, the band has not set foot on American soil once, so it was not possible for them to have been in the movie.
BUT, Feor, wrote in to say that Kajagoogoo was in the US in 1985 according to this link
. I'm unable to corroborate Kajagoogoo being Josie Cotton's backup band though...
In the scene where Stacy & Loryn are decorating for the prom & Stacy tells Loryn where Tommy is taking Julie after the prom, it was thought that William Zabka
(Bad guy "Johnny" from "Karate Kid
") is sitting behind them, trying not to eavesdrop. (Love that headband he's wearing!!)
BUT: JCB kindly wrote in to say that when Stacey & Loryn are decorating for the prom, the guy eaves dropping is not the karate kid guy but a man named Tom Franz who was a Production Assistant on the film.
In the scene where Nic Cage is waiting in the bathroom, a group of kids come in, one of the guys is Jon Cryer from "Pretty in Pink
" and more recently "Two and A Half Men".