Director: Martha Coolidge Run Time: 99 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1983
Starring: Cameron Dye, Deborah Foreman, E.G. Daily, Michael Bowen, Nicolas Cage
A great movie soundtrack can make all the difference. In this series, Rob Cavenagh guides you through the music that makes movies memorable. Rob, a Bedford resident since 2000, is a lifelong music fan, record collector, musician and self-described soundtrack nerd. An ad agency guy by profession, he spent his college years working in a record store and then making music videos (back when that was a thing) for Atlantic Records in the 1990s. When not on his bike, you can usually find him playing locally with his band Ask Your Mom.
Julie’s cool, Randy’s hot. She’s from the Valley, he’s like … so not! Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman star in this “sweet, fast, unpretentious [and] funny (Los Angeles Times) romance that mixes preppies, punkers, and a “hit-filled soundtrack” (The New York Times) – including The Plimsouls and Modern English – into an iconic cult film that’s “entertaining” (New York) … to the max!
Julie is, like, so over her preppy boyfriend, she dumps him on the escalator at the Galleria. And when she meets punker Randy, her eyes practically bug out because she thinks he’s sexy even though he makes her friends gag! But even if Randy’s ready to stop the world and melt with her, can Julie risk losing her friends and her super-popularity at school just to be with him?