California Girls (film)

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California Girls
California Girls (1985) Film Poster.jpg
Film Poster
Genre Comedy
Written by Charles Rosin
Directed by Rick Wallace
Starring Robby Benson
Martin Mull
Charles Rocket
Music by Mark Snow
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) R.W. Goodwin
Cinematography Gil Hubbs
Editor(s) Michael Jablow
Production company(s) ABC Circle Films
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release March 24, 1985

California Girls is a 1985 American made-for-television comedy-drama film starring Robby Benson and Martin Mull, directed by Rick Wallace. It originally aired on ABC on March 24, 1985.[1]


A Jersey City auto mechanic travels to California in search of his dream girl, the "California Girl", a girl he saw in cosmetics commercials. He meets the woman of his dreams and a Hollywood photographer who show him the good life of Los Angeles. The "dream girl" convinces him to follow his dreams and open his own garage with an inheritance from his father. However, their manager may have other plans and he sees that having his own business is not as hunky dory as believed as he is a great mechanic, but lacks the business acumen.

He is left high and dry as the business goes belly up, the manager skips town, and his girlfriend has a new beau thereby throwing him out on the street. Turns out, it is all a dream/nightmare and the mechanic has second thoughts about going to California after all, but is convinced by his bowling buddy to give it a shot. Upon arrival, he is shocked to learn that it is not much different that his hometown i.e. rude people, dreary weather, until he meets a nice, down to earth woman who is also there from New Jersey.



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