Just One of the Guys

April 26th, 1985


Just One of the Guys

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Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper...

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 6.0/10 (5,402 voted)

Director: Lisa Gottlieb

Stars: Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jayne

Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper... or so she thinks. When Terry's journalism teacher passes her article up in favor of a couple of pieces written by boys, Terry is convinced that sexism is to blame. Determined to win the internship at any cost, Terry goes undercover at a rival high school to resubmit her article... as a boy. But Terry gets more than she bargained for when she finds herself fending off a bully and the advances of an oversexed female admirer, and falling for her new pal Rick.

Writers: Dennis Feldman, Jeff Franklin

Joyce Hyser - Terry Griffith
Clayton Rohner - Rick Morehouse
Billy Jayne - Buddy Griffith (as Billy Jacoby)
Toni Hudson - Denise
William Zabka - Greg Tolan
Leigh McCloskey - Kevin
Sherilyn Fenn - Sandy
Deborah Goodrich - Deborah
Arye Gross - Willie
Robert Fieldsteel - Phil
Stuart Charno - Reptile
John Apicella - Coach Mickey Morrison
Kenneth Tigar - Mr. Raymaker
Steven Basil - Mark (as Steve Basil)
J. Williams - Julian & Prom Band - Brock / Davis

Taglines: Terry Griffith is about to go where no woman has gone before.

Release Date: 26 April 1985

Filming Locations: Arcadia, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Gross: $11,500,000 (USA)

Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Clayton Rohner's Rick character is obsessed with James Brown. Before the prom scene was shot, Brown spent three days on the set teaching Rohner his dance moves.

Continuity: When Terry reveals her breasts to Rick, she is obviously not wearing a bra. A few seconds later, the lace of a bra is visible beneath her shirt.

Terry: It's just that you look so nice today!

User Review

One of my favs of the '80s


I got this movie at a rental store in 1985. It had already been out and I guess didn't do well so it went straight to video. We asked the guy at the counter what was a good movie to see. He recommended this one. Good choice. I must have seen it about 25 times now.

It's a cute movie about a girl who thinks she's a hot shot school reporter but she gets shot down during a school contest. Winner of the contest gets to work at a real paper during the summer. So she gets in drag(?) as a boy and goes to another school to resubmit it there. Still doesn't get accepted. So the teacher tells her to think of another story with an interesting angle. This is how she turns her future experences as a boy at that new school into "I was a teenage boy for eight weeks"!

This has old stars and new ones in it. Old being Leigh McCloskey from "Dallas" (as the boyfriend) and Toni Hudson of "Cross Creek" and "Places In the Heart" (as the girlfriend). The new stars are Arye Gross from TV's "Ellen" (as one of the geeks), William Zabka of the "Karate Kid" (as the bully), and Sherilyn Fenn of Twin Peaks (as girl who wants the new kid).

Clayton Ruhner is very good in his second ever role. Joyce Hyser is cute and funny as the girl/boy. Though her character is a bit stuckup, she changes her view in at the end. After all, beauty has fallen for the beast, er.. I mean geek. The rest of the cast is good and together makes this movie fun to watch.

Special mention to Billy Jayne as the horny brother who is so desperate to have sex he will try anything to get it. If you get a chance to see it unedited, do it and I know that you will enjoy this cute look at '80s teenage life. Though I don't remember school being like this.


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