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Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 26 April 1985 (USA)
Terry feels discriminated against when the summer jobs at Sun Tribune go to 2 guys. She decides to do something about it. She dresses like a guy and gets a haircut. Will students at the other high school notice? Girls notice "him".

Director:

Lisa Gottlieb

Writers:

Dennis Feldman (screenplay), Jeff Franklin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joyce Hyser ... Terry Griffith
Clayton Rohner ... Rick Morehouse
Billy Jayne ... Buddy Griffith (as Billy Jacoby)
Toni Hudson ... Denise
William Zabka ... Greg Tolan
Leigh McCloskey ... Kevin
Sherilyn Fenn ... Sandy
Deborah Goodrich ... Deborah
Arye Gross ... Willie
Robert Fieldsteel ... Phil
Stuart Charno ... Reptile
John Apicella ... Coach Mickey Morrison
Kenneth Tigar ... Mr. Raymaker
Steven Basil ... Mark (as Steve Basil)
J. Williams J. Williams ... Julian & Prom Band - Brock / Davis
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Storyline

Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper... or so she thinks. When Terry's journalism teacher passes her article up in favor of a couple of pieces written by boys, Terry is convinced that sexism is to blame. Determined to win the internship at any cost, Terry goes undercover at a rival high school to resubmit her article... as a boy. But Terry gets more than she bargained for when she finds herself fending off a bully and the advances of an oversexed female admirer, and falling for her new pal Rick. Written by Faith

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She's about to go where no girl has gone before! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Boy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,307,171, 28 April 1985

Gross USA:

$11,528,900

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,528,900
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actors Clayton Rohner and Deborah Goodrich both appeared in April Fool's Day (1986) the following year. See more »

Goofs

When Buddy answers the door and it's Terry, he's holding a slice of pizza and a can of Coca-Cola. Immediately after that when Buddy and Terry walk upstairs, Buddy is now holding and drinking a can of Fosters Beer, while still eating the same slice of pizza. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Denise: [Terry's best friend Denise interrupts Terry in her writing class] Terry...
Terry: Denise, why aren't you in Science?
Denise: They're showing a film strip. Everyone left. I have to talk to you.
Terry: [Terry scoffs] Denise, I'm really into this article.
Denise: I know, but I need your advice and you are my best friend. And I tried to deal with this myself, okay, and I'm really stressed out. Three guys want to take me out Saturday night and I'm not too thrilled about any of them, but I think I should go out with ...
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Connections

References Tootsie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Way
Written by Jay W. Davis (as Jay Davis), Tony Brock, Phillip Barnett and Richard Powers
Performed by Brock / Davis
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vastly underrated screenplay
13 March 2003 | by dave4248185See all my reviews

This is a movie which concentrates more on getting laughs than getting preachy. When it does get preachy, it tells both sides of the story (although some male characters are annoying sterotypes.) It also contains two of the all time classic lines in movie history. While Denise enjoys herself at Terri's prom, she rejoices, "I'm having such a good time, no one here knows I used to be fat." When Buddy is told by an attractive female classmate that he's a nice guy, Buddy retorts, "Not a nice guy, that's the kiss of death."


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