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Wanda Nevada (1979)

 -  Comedy | Mystery | Romance  -  June 1979 (USA)
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Romantic drama following the fortunes of a drifter named Beaudray Demerille (Peter Fonda) who wins a young orphan named Wanda (14 year old Brooke Shields) in a poker game and takes her gold... See full summary »

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Beaudray Demerille
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Fiona Lewis ...
Dorothy Deerfield
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Ruby Muldoon
Ted Markland ...
Strap Pangburn
Severn Darden ...
Merlin Bitterstix
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Texas Curly
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Old Prospector
Larry Golden ...
Slade, the Card Hustler
John Denos ...
Billy, the Gas Station Greaser
Bert Williams ...
Sherman Krupp - Trading Post Owner
Fred Ashley ...
The Barber
Jason Clark ...
Alonzo
Robert V. Walker Jr. ...
Poker Player
H. Samuel Hackin ...
Poker Player
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Romantic drama following the fortunes of a drifter named Beaudray Demerille (Peter Fonda) who wins a young orphan named Wanda (14 year old Brooke Shields) in a poker game and takes her gold prospecting in the Grand Canyon. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Trivia

The film credits list Teri Shields as the Motel Clerk. She was the mother of Brooke Shields and was 45 years of age at the time of filming the motel scenes in Prescott, Arizona. See more »

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In the official trailer Brooke Shields has been credited as "Brook Shields". See more »

Quotes

Wanda Nevada: Watch Out! He's got a derringer!
The Barber: Don't shoot! This is just a comb! See?
[runs the comb across his bald head]
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You And Me
Written by Ken Lauber & John J. McElwee
Performed by Asleep at the Wheel
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A Sweet Treat with an Important Message
29 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find it offensive that so many reviewers have sided with Wanda's oppressors and would rather see her locked up in a "reform school" -- where the only thing that would be re-formed is her sweet spirit. Why have so many people still not realized that chronological age is not an accurate gauge of anyone's emotional maturity? As a Master Yoga Therapist and Jungian, I know that men with black-and-white morality values cannot face finding a thirteen-year-old sexually or romantically attractive; so they suppress their desire and compensate by rejecting the catalyst. A similar syndrome is the father who compensates for an unconscious desire for his daughter by rejecting all her potential suitors as "not good enough" for her. Older women often have problems with those who are young and attractive.

The precious message of this charmingly unpretentious film is this: All General Rules of behavior must be given room for grand exceptions. After all, it is these that make life worth living.


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