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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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grand canyon | ghost | 1950s | nun | pool hall | See more »


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As the gun battle between Beaudray Demerille (Peter Fonda)/Wanda Nevada (Brooke Shields) and the two bad guys winds down, Beaudray pulls a sawed off shotgun and fires it in the air, then the camera cuts to the two bad guys and the shot hits the ground just beside the one on the right. See more »

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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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Referenced in Fonda on Fonda (1992) See more »

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You And Me
Written by Ken Lauber & John J. McElwee
Performed by Asleep at the Wheel
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16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK,I'm prejudiced.I watched this movie in Livingston,Montana when it came out in the local theatre.There were a few rather rowdy folks behind me in an otherwise pretty empty house and they were being a bit noisier than I liked.After a few pointed stares and shushes as the movie started I got PO'D and turned around and flat told them to "shut the Hell up!".It was with some chagrin that about two minutes later I recognized Peter Fonda on screen as the guy sitting behind me.........

Now,context.The movie is set in the early 50's(Studebaker Hawks etc) and the relationship between the Fonda character and the Shields character reflects/mirrors that between jerry lee Lewis and his child bride and Elvis Presley and Priscilla! Either it is totally coincidental or Old Petey was at least trying to be prescient.

Yes it is a kinda dopey movie but I did enjoy it,not just because Peter was sitting behind me (He is a darn nice guy,not at like his nasty sister) but it was just a rather harmless bit of fun movie.Nuff said. John


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