Just One of the Guys (1985)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Convinced that her gender is the reason she lost a coveted journalism award, a high schooler (Joyce Hyser) switches schools--and sexes--going undercover to prove her point and win the writing prize.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity)
Comedy , Romance
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Joyce Hyser
as Terri
Billy Jayne
as Buddy
Toni Hudson
as Denise
Arye Gross
as Willie
John Apicella
as Coach Morrison
Stuart Charno
as Reptile
Kenneth Tigar
as Mr. Raymaker
Don Blanton
as Jimmy
Ramon Chavez
as Mr. Mendosa
Richard Blake
as Janitor
Emily Ragsdale
as English Teacher
Jack Williams
as Julian
Mickey Guinn
as Security Guard
Frank Sprague
as Mr. Grasso
Linda Kelly
as Betty
Kim Studer
as Beth
Katy Boyet
as Jeanine
Troy Clegg
as Cool Guy
Randy Mooers
as Cool Guy
Brian Melrose
as Boy in Locker Room
Katy Boyer
as Jeanine
Jay W. Davis
as Prom Band
Tony Brock
as Prom Band Member
Jay Davis
as Prom Band Member
John Coury
as Prom Band Member
James Michael Zavala
as Prom Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Just One of the Guys

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Joyce Hyser, affecting a lower register, a short haircut, and a subtle swagger, is not totally convincing as a boy because she's too pretty and too chic.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007
Top Critic

The film is a bit too fashion conscious to make a very strong point about appearances not meaning anything.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Most of the male-female situations Terry finds herself in are played for laughs, and the film eventually sinks into an all too typical conclusion, but the observations regarding the nature of sexuality are interesting and well handled.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007
TV Guide

No excerpt available.

August 12, 2005

Innocuously likable little mini-Tootsie.

April 2, 2005

No excerpt available.

February 11, 2005
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Audience Reviews for Just One of the Guys


I can remember renting this one about 15 years or so, (no comments about my age, please!), and thinking it was not all that good. Have just now re-watched it as it was on Crackle, (that web site again, what did I say about bad news for me?!), and I couldn't really remember it too well. Have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is not the best movie going, but it actually as pretty enjoyable. Joyce Hyser (never heard of her!) does reasonably well as the girl posing as a boy - not entirely convincing all the time, but more a success than a fail. Clayton Rohner is also good as the friend she makes as a boy and then falls in love with. (Yes, full of cliches, but it's an 80's teen movie, no complaints here!). It delivers a few laughs, a bit of romance and plenty of cool 80's fashion.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A great drama/comedy about sexism in high school. The cast is great, and it's very funny too. Loved this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

One of those movies that at times are comical but other times are sweet. :)

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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