Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13 | 101 mins | Comedy | 19 April 1985

Director:

Lisa Gottlieb

Producer:

Andrew Fogelson

Cinematographer:

John McPherson

Editor:

Tony Lombardo

Production Designer:

Paul Peters

Production Companies:

Summa Entertainment Group, Triton, Ltd.
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HISTORY

End credits include the following acknowledgements: “The Producers wish to thank the following for their cooperation: Scottsdale School Board, City of Phoenix Motion Picture Commercial Coordinating Office, Arizona State Motion Picture Development [and] James Brown,” and, “Thanks to The Playboy Channel, Playboy Clubs International, Inc. and Playboy Enterprises, Inc., for their cooperation.”
       The 28 Nov 1984 Var and 15 Dec 1984 Screen International reported that principal photography began on 22 Oct 1984 in Phoenix, AZ, under the working title I Was A Teenage Boy.
       According to the 26 Apr 1984 L.A. Movie Gazette, Just One of the Guys was the first production of Summa Entertainment Group, a production company founded by producer Andrew Fogelson and co-producer Dennis Feldman.
       According to a 12 Apr 1985 BAM, the film was scheduled to open nationally on 19 Apr ... More Less

End credits include the following acknowledgements: “The Producers wish to thank the following for their cooperation: Scottsdale School Board, City of Phoenix Motion Picture Commercial Coordinating Office, Arizona State Motion Picture Development [and] James Brown,” and, “Thanks to The Playboy Channel, Playboy Clubs International, Inc. and Playboy Enterprises, Inc., for their cooperation.”
       The 28 Nov 1984 Var and 15 Dec 1984 Screen International reported that principal photography began on 22 Oct 1984 in Phoenix, AZ, under the working title I Was A Teenage Boy.
       According to the 26 Apr 1984 L.A. Movie Gazette, Just One of the Guys was the first production of Summa Entertainment Group, a production company founded by producer Andrew Fogelson and co-producer Dennis Feldman.
       According to a 12 Apr 1985 BAM, the film was scheduled to open nationally on 19 Apr 1985. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
BAM
12 Apr 1985.
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Billboard
6 Apr 1985.
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Hollywood Reporter
29 Apr 1985
p. 3.
L.A. Movie Gazette
26 Apr 1985.
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Los Angeles Times
29 Apr 1985
p. 6.
Los Angeles Times
5 May 1985.
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New York Times
27 Apr 1985
p. 9.
Scottsdale Daily Progress
17 May 1985.
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Screen International
15 Dec 1984.
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Variety
28 Nov 1984.
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Variety
1 May 1985
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Columbia Pictures Presents
A Summa Entertainment Group/Triton Ltd. Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
Co-prod
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Still photog
Chief lighting tech
Best boy
Key grip
Dolly grip
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Illustrator
FILM EDITORS
Supv film ed
Film ed
1st asst ed
Asst ed
Apprentice ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Leadman
Prop master
Construction coord
COSTUMES
Men's costumer
Women's costumer
MUSIC
Mus ed
Mus supv
Mus supv
SOUND
Prod sd mixer
Cable person
Playback op
Supv sd ed
Sd ed
Sd ed
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff man
Titles by
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
Makeup artist
Makeup artist
Hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Scr supv
Prod intern
Prod coord
Prod asst
Prod asst
Exec asst to Mr. Franklin
Asst to the prod
Asst to Ms. Gottlieb
Loc mgr
Loc auditor
Loc auditor
Unit pub
Arizona casting service
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Phoenix transportation captain
Caterer
Animal wrangler
STAND INS
Stunt man
Stunt man
Stunt woman
Stunt woman
Stunt coord
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
"Just One Of The Guys," written by Marc Tanner and Jon Reede, produced by Jay Graydon for Garden Rake Productions, performed by Shalamar, courtesy of Solar Records
"Girls Got Something Boys Ain't Got," written by Stephen Geyer and Marvin Morrow, produced by Reggie Calloway and Midnight Star for Midnight Star Productions, performed by Midnight Star, courtesy of Solar Records
"Jealous," written by John Crawford, produced by Richie Zito, performed by Berlin, courtesy of Geffen Records and Phonogram International
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SONGS
"Just One Of The Guys," written by Marc Tanner and Jon Reede, produced by Jay Graydon for Garden Rake Productions, performed by Shalamar, courtesy of Solar Records
"Girls Got Something Boys Ain't Got," written by Stephen Geyer and Marvin Morrow, produced by Reggie Calloway and Midnight Star for Midnight Star Productions, performed by Midnight Star, courtesy of Solar Records
"Jealous," written by John Crawford, produced by Richie Zito, performed by Berlin, courtesy of Geffen Records and Phonogram International
"Prove It To You," written by Marc Tanner, Joe Romersa and Ron E. Edwards, produced by Tanner Reede Greene Productions, performed by Dwight Twilley
"Tonight You're Mine Baby," written by Narada Michael Walden and Preston Glass, produced by Paul Shaffer, associate producers: Chris Lord-Alge and Steve Jordan, performed by Ronnie Spector, "Way Down," written by Billy Burnette and Danny Johnson, produced by Billy Burnette and Patrick Burnette, performed by Billy Burnette, courtesy of MCA/Curb Records
"Trouble," written by Lindsey Buckingham, produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Ricahrd Dashut, performed by Lindsey Buckingham, courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Roducts
"Down On The Street," written by James Osterberg, Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton and Scott Asheton, produced by Don Gallucci, performed by The Stooges, courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Hard Way," written by Jay Davis, Tony Brock, Phillip Barnett and Richard Powers, performed by Brock/Davis
"Burning," written by Jay Davis, Tony Brock, Phillip Morgan and Richard Powers, performed by Brock/Davis
"Bones," written by Paul Lacques, produced and performed by Bonedaddys
"Thrills," written by Marc Tanner, Jon Reede and Ron Aniello, produced by Brian O'Neil and John Hug, performed by Greg French
"Gone Too Far," written by Mike Piccirillo and Gary Goetzman, performed by Neurotica, "Turn Out Right," written by Paul Shaffer and Jack Butler, performed by Private Domain, courtesy of Gold Mountain Records, Ltd.
"Comb My Hair," written by Johnny Lyon and Rod Firestone, produced by Rod Firestone, performed by Johnny Lyon.
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COMPOSERS
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
I Was a Teenage Boy
Release Date:
19 April 1985
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 26 April 1985
Production Date:
began 22 October 1984 in Phoenix, AZ
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Copyright Date:
23 May 1985
Copyright Number:
PA252451
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Lenses/Prints
Lenses and Panaflex® camera by Panavision®
Duration(in mins):
101
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Terry Griffith is a popular female high school student with a younger brother, Buddy, and a college boyfriend named Kevin. Hoping to become a professional journalist, Terry competes for a summer internship at the Sun Tribune newspaper, but she is dismayed when her teacher, Mr. Raymayer, selects two boys. Raymayer tells Terry that she might not have what it takes to become a real journalist and suggests she pursue a career in modeling. At home, Terry commiserates with her brother and her best friend, Denise. Believing that she is a victim of sexism, Terry plans to transfer to Sturgis Wilder High School disguised as a boy, and re-submit her article for the same internship. When Terry cuts off her hair and shows up at Sturgis dressed as a boy, bully Greg Tollen throws her in the bushes. At lunch, Terry sits alone and watches Greg harass other students. During physical education class, Terry tries to be excused from class, claiming that she has no gym clothes, but the teacher refuses and gives her a spare sweat suit. When the teacher suggests a basketball game and divides the teams up into “shirts” and “skins,” Terry feigns stomach cramps when told to remove her shirt. In journalism class, Terry submits her article to Mr. Mendosa. He compliments her writing, but says the story is boring. He suggests she write another article by next week and re-submit it for the internship contest. Sometime later, at Terry’s home, Denise encourages her friend to return to school. However, Terry refuses, convinced that she will have ... +


Terry Griffith is a popular female high school student with a younger brother, Buddy, and a college boyfriend named Kevin. Hoping to become a professional journalist, Terry competes for a summer internship at the Sun Tribune newspaper, but she is dismayed when her teacher, Mr. Raymayer, selects two boys. Raymayer tells Terry that she might not have what it takes to become a real journalist and suggests she pursue a career in modeling. At home, Terry commiserates with her brother and her best friend, Denise. Believing that she is a victim of sexism, Terry plans to transfer to Sturgis Wilder High School disguised as a boy, and re-submit her article for the same internship. When Terry cuts off her hair and shows up at Sturgis dressed as a boy, bully Greg Tollen throws her in the bushes. At lunch, Terry sits alone and watches Greg harass other students. During physical education class, Terry tries to be excused from class, claiming that she has no gym clothes, but the teacher refuses and gives her a spare sweat suit. When the teacher suggests a basketball game and divides the teams up into “shirts” and “skins,” Terry feigns stomach cramps when told to remove her shirt. In journalism class, Terry submits her article to Mr. Mendosa. He compliments her writing, but says the story is boring. He suggests she write another article by next week and re-submit it for the internship contest. Sometime later, at Terry’s home, Denise encourages her friend to return to school. However, Terry refuses, convinced that she will have a worthy story if she continues her charade. The next day at Sturgis High, a popular student named Deborah breaks an earring and Terry gives her advice on how to fix it. Later, at lunch, Terry makes friends with Rick Morehouse, a fellow transfer student. When Deborah stops at their table to thank Terry for the advice, Rick reveals that he has a crush on Deborah, but she is the girl friend of Greg, the class bully. On the other side of the lunchroom, sophomore Sandy tells her friend that she desires Terry. At gym class, Terry procures a doctor’s note, excusing her for the rest of the week. After school, Sandy flirts unaware that Terry is a girl. Terry brushes Sandy off and gives Rick a ride home, where they talk about girls. Terry thinks Rick should go to the prom and vows to help him find a date. The next day, Terry pushes Rick to pursue several girls, but all attempts end in failure. When Sandy says that she has a cousin named Jill who could be Rick’s date, Terry reluctantly agrees to a double date. They later discover Jill is only eleven years old. Still, the group drinks beer at nearby caves where Sandy starts kissing and groping Terry. Sandy puts her hands down Terry’s pants to discover a balled up pair of socks. Embarrassed, Terry searches for a plausible excuse, but Sandy assumes “he” is trying to impress her with his exaggerated manhood. Terry comes home intoxicated and finds her boyfriend, Kevin, waiting for her. Appalled by Terry’s transformation, Kevin demands to know why she is avoiding him. Terry convinces Kevin to return another day and he leaves. The next morning, Terry apologizes to Rick about the disastrous date and offers to buy him a new outfit. Later, at Sturgis High, Rick wears his new clothes and receives a compliment from Deborah, but Greg insults Rick and Terry. Deborah apologizes for Greg’s behavior, but Terry is disdainful of the bully. At lunch, Terry brings Rick a meal she made for him. Meanwhile, Greg harasses other students. Fed up, Rick climbs on top of the lunch table and gives a speech, insinuating that Greg is a bully because he has a small penis; the students laugh at Greg’s expense. Greg chases after Rick, but Deborah holds her boyfriend back, begging him to stop. When Greg refuses, she breaks up with him. Outside, Terry commends Rick and assures him that any girl would go out with him now. As Deborah storms out of the lunchroom, Rick asks her to the prom, and she accepts. At home, Terry dresses for her date with Kevin, complaining to Denise that Deborah is the wrong girl for Rick. Denise thinks Terry wants Rick for herself, but Terry swears he is just a research subject for her article. Terry asks Denise to be her “date” for the prom, and Denise agrees, joking that Terry is the only date she has had in months. Suddenly, Sandy arrives at the house looking for Terry. Terry quickly changes into her boy clothes, and pretends that her brother Buddy’s room is hers. When Kevin arrives moments later, Terry asks Buddy to distract Sandy and he finds her in his room, dressed only in her underwear. Embarrassed by Terry’s rejection, Sandy gets dressed and leaves. Meanwhile, Kevin demands an explanation of Terry’s strange behavior, then insults her writing by referring to it as a hobby. Before the prom, Terry avoids Kevin’s telephone calls and tells Buddy about her plans to break up with him. Later, at the prom, Terry becomes jealous of Rick and Deborah. Meanwhile, Kevin shows up at the Griffith house and demands that Buddy take him to Terry. Back at the prom, Greg punches Rick in the face. Terry jumps on Greg, defending Rick, just as Kevin and Buddy arrive. Buddy also attacks Greg, but he throws both Terry and Buddy into the nearby ocean. Rick fights Greg alone and knocks him unconscious. Wading out of the water, Terry runs to Rick, but Kevin confronts her and announces he is Terry’s boyfriend. Rick assumes Terry is gay, but she pulls him aside and confesses she is actually a girl. Terry kisses the shocked Rick in front of everyone, as the crowd gasps. Terry goes home and cries as she finishes her article about Rick. Later, Terry wins the internship, but loses her friendship with Rick. Back at her regular school, Mr. Raymaker apologizes to Terry for underestimating her talent, but she admits she was benefitted by the challenge. That summer, Terry longs for Rick, but he surprises her at the newspaper and asks her out on a date, on condition that she let him be the “man” in the relationship. +

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