- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 29, 2008
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 04/06/2012
"[I]ts synthy soundtrack, heated dance-offs, and Day-Glo leg warmers are guilty-pleasure pay dirt." -- Grade: B
With the encouragement of her boyfriend, a conservative young woman is transformed into a jumping "dance machine." Standing in her way are a number of obstacles, including the nuns at her Catholic high school, her "General Patton" father, and a selfish classmate. This 1980s teen comedy features early appearances from such future stars as Helen Hunt, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Shannen Doherty.
Description by Anchor Bay Entertainment:
Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt star in the outrageous '80s comedy hit! Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) is a shy good girl. Lynne (Helen Hunt) is a cool rock chick. But when the two friends scheme to get Janey on television's biggest after-school dance show, they find themselves on a wild adventure filled with cute boys, hot dancing, prudish nuns, mean rich kids, parents that just don't understand, and girls doing what they know best...just having FUN! Shannen Doherty, Jonathan Silverman, and Lee Montgomery co- star in this fun-filled comedy that's totally packed with outrageous '80s fashions, music, dance moves, and more!
- The Starmaker Entertainment "Collector's Edition" of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" carries the catalog ID# 99106 and features 4 minutes, 22 seconds worth of supplementary material. Included in this package are Coming Attractions and the Debutante Ball music video. The film itself runs 90 minutes.