A sweet-natured San Fernando Valley suburbanite (Deborah Foreman) falls for an adventurous Hollywood punk from the wrong side of the tracks (Nicolas Cage).
The mismatched couple face opposition from their friends over the relationship and each must decide whether to follow their head or their heart.
Funny, sexy and almost impossible to dislike, Valley Girl cost just $350,000 and made $16 million, and is widely rated as one of the top teen romances. Why? Maybe it’s the female touch of director Martha Coolidge, bringing some much-needed class to the normally male-made genre.
And the soundtrack – featuring performances from new wavers The Plimsouls and Josie Cotton, and tracks by KROQ favourites such as Sparks, Modern English and The Psychedelic Furs – is absolutely superb.