Modern Girls

Modern Girls is a 1986 comedy film.[2] The film is directed by Jerry Kramer and stars Virginia Madsen, Daphne Zuniga and Cynthia Gibb.[3]

Modern Girls
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJerry Kramer
Produced byThomas Coleman
Gary Goetzman
June Petersen
Anita Rosenberg
Michael Rosenblatt
Written byLaurie Craig
Anita Rosenberg
StarringVirginia Madsen
Cynthia Gibb
Daphne Zuniga
Clayton Rohner
Music byEddie Arkin
Iva Davies
Jay Levy
CinematographyKaren Grossman
Edited byMitchell Sinoway
Distributed byAscot Video
Atlantic Entertainment Group
Release date
November 7, 1986
Running time
84 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$604,849 (USA) (sub-total)[1]

Plot summary

Three girls in their early twenties, Margo, Kelly, and Cece are roommates living in Los Angeles working menial jobs by day, and by night they enjoy the vibrant and decadent night life of 1980s Los Angeles.

Margo (Zuniga) has a boring job in telemarketing, Cece (Gibb) gets fired from her job at a department store, while Kelly (Madsen) works in a pet store and is very good at selling pets, mainly thanks to her looks.

It's Friday night and the girls are getting ready for a night out on the town, however Margo and Cece soon discover that Kelly has taken Margo's car to go meet a DJ she's infatuated with.

Luckily, Kelly's date for the night, Clifford (Rohner, in a dual role), one of her many infatuated customers, arrives to pick her up, so Margo and Cece hitch a ride with him to go to the club where the DJ is working. Cliffie (as Cece calls him) reluctantly tags along a roller-coaster ride with them and learns how the girls usually spend their nights out.

Meeting rock star Bruno X (Rohner), surviving a police raid, getting dumped by DJ Brad, taking a trip on Ecstasy, escaping from crazed fans and a run-in with a sexual criminal are some of the situations the group gets themselves into.

Main cast

Original soundtrack

DVD release

On April 2, 2012, Modern Girls was brought to DVD, as part of the MGM Limited Edition Collection series.

See also


  1. ^ Modern Girls at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (December 5, 1986). "Modern Girls (1986) FILM: 'MODERN GIRLS,' ON THE TOWN". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (December 5, 1986). "Modern Girls". Chicago Sun-Times.

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Clayton Rohner

Clayton Rohner (born August 5, 1957) is an American actor.

Rohner was born in Palo Alto, California. He is known for his role as Rick Morehouse in the 1985 comedy movie Just One of the Guys. He also starred in the 1986 film Modern Girls as Clifford and Bruno X. He is a main character in the 1994 film Caroline at Midnight. Other credits include the films April Fool's Day, Destroyer, The Relic, and The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). Clayton starred in the short-lived science fiction series E.A.R.T.H. Force and G vs E. He starred in the 2005 film role in Formosa.

Rohner starred on the TV series Murder One as Detective Vince Biggio from 1996 to 1997. His television guest appearances include Miami Vice, Star Trek: The Next Generation as Admiral Mark Jameson in the season 1 episode "Too Short a Season", Beverly Hills, 90210, Charmed, Crossing Jordan, Angel, and Weeds. He also appeared in the award-winning series Into the West and The X-Files (season 6, episode 8). He also appeared in the TV role of Jared Pryor in the short-lived ABC midseason replacement Day Break.Rohner was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Whitman College.

Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Eurydice Zuniga (; born October 28, 1962) is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1982 in the slasher film The Dorm That Dripped Blood at the age of 19, followed by a lead role in the horror film The Initiation (1984) two years later.

She went on to star in several comedies, including Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing (1985), opposite John Cusack, and the cult comedies Spaceballs, and Modern Girls (1986). She also starred opposite Lucille Ball in the television drama film Stone Pillow (1986), and in the science-fiction horror sequel The Fly II (1989). Zuniga later gained major exposure as a television actress for her role as Jo Reynolds on the Fox primetime soap opera Melrose Place from 1992–1996. Other television credits include as Victoria Davis on One Tree Hill (2008–2012), and as Lynn Kerr on the drama series Beautiful People.

Zuniga has been active in environmental issues since the mid-2000s, and was a founding member of the Earth Communications Office. She has also worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Waterkeeper Alliance, and Environment California.

Gary Goetzman

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Jane Buckingham

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Buckingham was arrested March 12, 2019, for alleged participation in a college admissions bribery scandal.

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John Dye

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Modern Girls (1937 film)

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Modern Girls (soundtrack)

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Modern girl

Modern girls (モダンガール,, modan gāru) (also shortened to moga) were Japanese women who followed Westernized fashions and lifestyles in the 1920s. These moga were Japan's equivalent of America's flappers, Germany's neue Frauen, France's garçonnes, or China's modeng xiaojie (摩登小姐). By viewing her through a Japanese vs Western lens, the nationalist press could use the modern girl archetype to blame such failings as frivolity, sexual promiscuity, and selfishness on foreign influence. The period was characterized by the emergence of working class young women with access to money and consumer goods. Using aristocratic culture as their standard of Japaneseness, the critics of the modern girl condemned her working class traits as "unnatural" for Japanese. Modern girls were depicted as living in the cities, being financially and emotionally independent, choosing their own suitors, and apathetic towards politics. The woman's magazine was a novelty at this time, and the modern girl was the model consumer, someone more often found in advertisements for cosmetics and fashion than in real life. The all-female Takarazuka Revue, established in 1914, and the novel Naomi (1924) are outstanding examples of modern girl culture.

Oasis Academy Shirley Park

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The school educates children of primary and secondary school age, and also has a sixth form. Originally two schools, Ashburton Secondary Modern Boys and Ashburton Secondary Modern Girls, which merged in 1971 to become Ashburton High School. At a later date, the school became Ashburton Community School and became an Academy in 2009 and was renamed Oasis Academy Shirley Park. The school is sponsored by the Oasis Trust.

The academy has a partnership with local English Premier League-club Crystal Palace dating back to the former Community School. Former Shrewsbury Town winger Austin Berkley teaches at the Academy.

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Pamela Springsteen

Pamela Colleen Springsteen (born February 8, 1962) is an American actress and photographer. She had a short acting career, and is best known for playing the role of serial killer Angela Baker in Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers and Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland. She had co-starring roles in Dixie Lanes, The Gumshoe Kid, and smaller roles in mainstream films like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Reckless and Modern Girls. She is now a successful photographer in Los Angeles. She is the younger sister of Bruce Springsteen.

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Sam Oh

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Oh landed the job on ETC through an audition, which was turned into a reality show.She had a morning radio show on 99.5 Hit FM (now 99.5 Play FM) entitled Sam Vs Sam with former co-host Sam YG (until Sam YG was suspended by management which led to his eventual transfer to Magic 89.9 on July 2007). By September, she was part of its replacement, The HiT Morning Crew, along with the Flushmasters Sonny B & Bennii and newsgirl Christina (previously with Robi the Rascal and Boytoy Chevy Chase). That show lasted until she decided to leave radio for good to concentrate on her new television show Living It Up on Q. (Such timing occurred when Hit was about to rebrand to Campus 99.5 on March 2008.) Oh has also posed for FHM Philippines as part of "The Girls of FHM" in its September 2006 issue.Sam Oh appears on her show, Modern Girls with Denise Laurel and Gretchen Ho on Lifestyle TV Philippines. She was heard on Disturbing the Peace with Gibb on 99.5 RT and currently co-hosts Good Times with Mo on Magic 89.9, along with Mo Twister and Nikko Ramos. On April 19, 2018, Sam Oh retired as a radio host.

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The title track is commonly misunderstood as being about heroin use. In a 2005 interview with Filter magazine, lead singer Jim Reid stated, "'Some Candy Talking' had nothing to do with drugs, actually. It was just something a radio DJ picked up on, and it was banned in all the major radio stations in the UK." The song was originally banned for this reason by BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith, although it was later voted at number nine in that year's John Peel Festive 50s. The song was included on the soundtrack to the 1986 film Modern Girls.

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Charno played a rare Friday the 13th character who is a counsellor and not a hero to have survived. In Friday the 13th Part 2 his character, Ted, visits a bar in town and gets so drunk he spends the night in a motel, thus evading the murder spree.

Virginia Madsen

Virginia G. Madsen (born September 11, 1961) is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut in Class (1983), which was filmed in her native Chicago. She soon moved to Los Angeles. In 1984, David Lynch cast her in the science fiction film Dune (1984) as Princess Irulan. Madsen was cast in a series of successful teen movies, including Electric Dreams (1984), Modern Girls (1986) and Fire with Fire (1986).

She is most known for her role as Helen Lyle in the horror film Candyman (1992); and for her performance as Maya in Alexander Payne's film Sideways (2004), for which she received numerous awards and nominations, including nominations for the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film appearances include Long Gone (1987), Gotham (1988), The Hot Spot (1990), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), The Astronaut Farmer (2007), The Haunting in Connecticut (2009), Red Riding Hood (2011), All the Wilderness (2014) and Joy (2015).

She starred as Congresswoman Kimble Hookstraten in the first season of the ABC political drama series Designated Survivor.

Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason

Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason (born 1977) is a founding member of Icelandic experimental band múm, and has been a part-time member of other Icelandic bands such as Benni Hemm Hemm, Singapore Sling, Slowblow, Andhéri, Skakkamanage, FM Belfast and Represensitive Man.

In Iceland, Örvar is also known as a poet and author. Gamall þrjótur, nýjir tímar ("Old villain, new times") a book of poetry was published in 2005 as a part of Nýhil's Nordic literature series. It was preceded by the critically acclaimed novella Úfin, strokin ("Ruffled, stroked"), released in 2005 and described as "a detective boy novel updated for modern girls". He studied screenwriting at FAMU in Prague.

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