Just One of the Guys (1985)




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Joyce Hyser impersonates a man in the Tootsie-style teen-comedy Just One of the Guys. Hyser plays Terry, a high school journalism student who decides to pose as a man in order to gain respect from her peers. As a male, Terry gets to see the sex-obsessed male of the species close-up. Her boyfriend Kevin (Leigh McClosky) just wants sex, her younger brother Buddy (Billy Jayne) is proud of his Playboy Magazine collection, and the boys' locker room conversation makes Andrew Dice Clay look like Red … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Franklin, Dennis Feldman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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as Buddy

as Denise

as Willie

as Reptile

as Coach Morrison

as Mr. Raymaker

as Mr. Mendosa

as English Teacher

as Security Guard

as Mr. Grasso

as Jeanine

as Cool Guy

as Cool Guy

as Boy in Locker Room

as Jeanine

as Prom Band

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.

Full Review… | 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's Movie Guide

Innocuously likable little mini-Tootsie.

April 2, 2005

Just One of the Guys is worth repeated viewing, especially for Hyser's hilarious and charismatic performance.

Full Review… | November 19, 2004

Innocuous and highly-spirited screwball comedy about changing genders in a zany nod for advancement. Gottlieb's nutty narrative is inspired in its cheap laughs

June 20, 2004
Movie Eye

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

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

Super Reviewer

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

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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