1985 produced an abundance of awesome teen flicks from Back to the Future to The Goonies. Still on my Karate Kid kick from the previous year, I was madly obsessed with Ralph Macchio. Side note, Ralph and I were both Italian Americans from Long Island born on November 4 - top that ladies! Sure he was much older than me, but we had mad sh*t in common.
In the Spring of 1985, my BFF and I (her folks banned her from hanging out with me once we graduated 8th grade, more on that another day) ventured over to Sunrise Cinemas on Sunrise Highway to catch the latest teen flick, Just One of The Guys. This movie was typical '80s cheese. I loved it. Filled with great styles, fun music, silly dirty jokes, innuendos and attractive young actors with names I've since forgotten, other than Billy Jane aka Billy Jacoby.
Two things I loved about this film -- in addition to the romantic twist ... The lead character was a writer, I've always loved writing and wanted to have my own magazine and at the time was a kid reporter for Long Island / New York Newsday. I also thought it was very odd that the lead actress (Joyce Hyser) who played Terri Griffith was made to look very similar to my Ralph Macchio. Anyone else catch this?
|Joyce Hyser as Terri Griffith
|Ralph Macchio in shades.
|Ralph Macchio in Karate Kid.
View the trailer for Just One Of The Guys