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This article is about the feature film. For the song, see Girls Just Want to Have Fun (song); for other uses, see Girls Just Want to Have Fun (disambiguation)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Alan Metter
Produced by James G. Robinson
Chuck Russell
Written by Amy Spies
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker
Lee Montgomery
Helen Hunt
Morgan Woodward
Ed Lauter
Jonathan Silverman
Shannen Doherty
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Thomas E. Ackerman
Editing by Lorenzo DeStefano
David Rawlins
Distributed by New World Pictures
Release date(s) April 12, 1985
Running time 90 min.
Country  United States
Language English

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) is a dance movie in the style of Footloose and Flashdance. For many years, Comedy Central, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network and ABC Family have aired the film. As of 2007 ABC Family's sister network, Disney Channel, owns the rights to the film.



Janey is an army brat who is thrilled when her father (and the rest of the family) are transferred to Chicago, the home of her favorite dance show Dance TV. She and new friend Lynne are excited when the show announces an audition for new talent. Defying her strict and conservative dad, Janey auditions and gets into the finals. She finds herself paired up with dreamboat Jeff, who unfortunately catches the eye of rich girl, Natalie. Jeff on the other hand reluctantly auditions because of the opportunity presented by his entrepreneurial best friend Drew. Despite her father's objections, and Natalie's manipulations, Janey is determined to win the spot.


A young Shannen Doherty co-stars in this film as Jeff's bratty younger sister. An uncredited Gina Gershon appears as a dancer at the Dance TV auditions, along with actor Scott Coffey.


Cyndi Lauper's version of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" does not play in this film. Instead a cover of the song by unknowns Deborah Galli, Tami Holbrook, and Meredith Marshall is featured.


20th Century Fox and Lakeshore Entertainment are working on a remake of the film and have hired Michelle Morgan to write the script.[1]

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