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Wanda Nevada (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | June 1979 (USA)
Romantic drama following the fortunes of a drifter named Beaudray Demerille (Peter Fonda) who wins a young orphan named Wanda (13-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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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 (13-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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I koukla tis Nevada  »

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Henry Fonda, Peter Fonda's father, plays an old prospector in the Grand Canyon. As the prospector leaves Beaudray and Wanda, the song "Oh My Darling, Clementine" plays on the soundtrack. Henry Fonda starred in the film "My Darling Clementine" (1946) as Wyatt Earp. See more »

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When Wanda and Beaudray arrive at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Wanda sits down on a chair beside the blockhouse and is totally in the shadow of the roof. Moments later, she is mostly sitting in the sun while the chair is unmoved. See more »

Quotes

Beaudray Demerille: The bet's fifty dollars, pal.
Card Hustler: You gotta honor my marker.
Beaudray Demerille: I wouldn't honor your mama.
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Referenced in Fonda on Fonda (1992) See more »

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One O'Clock Jump
Written by Count Basie
Performed by Asleep at the Wheel
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too cute to be bad
3 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely adorable. Having seen it many times throughout the years, each time I find more fun and silliness in it. The silly and animated acting reminds me somewhat of "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken", another great adventure film. It is not meant to be a "romance movie" as it is too ridiculous, but more an adventure, with breathtaking scenery. Peter Fonda's part of a 35 year old or so gambler, never does anything to abuse or hurt Wanda, "Brooke Shields" who is coming of age and wants to see the world and be a star. He is very respectful of her and respects her younger age. The only one who really announces his desire to "have her" is the sidekick of the bad guys, who ends up dead hanging on a cross. Bo and Wanda both are looking for the "Pot O Gold" in their lives, and happen to partner up. She brings out the good luck charm and they end up happy together, yeah, so there is a slight difference in age, there is no sex or nastiness in the movie. The so called "bad acting" that some people mention is their hamming it up to add to the script. I think they are having a great time with it, and those of you that think it's so bad, lighten up and have a laugh. Maybe you'll enjoy life more.


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