Wanda Nevada (1979)

PG  |   |  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:
Beaudray Demerille
Fiona Lewis ...
Dorothy Deerfield
Ruby Muldoon
Ted Markland ...
Strap Pangburn
Severn Darden ...
Merlin Bitterstix
Texas Curly
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 ...
Robert V. Walker Jr. ...
Poker Player
H. Samuel Hackin ...
Poker Player


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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June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I koukla tis Nevada  »

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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 »


In the shot before they meet the "old prospector," Bo, Wanda and their mules are making their way down a boulder strewn path in the canyon. One of the mules bumps a boulder with its pack causing the boulder to slide to the left revealing that it is a light-weight fiberglass fake, rather than a solid rock. See more »


Wanda Nevada: Do you think we're headin' in the right direction?
Beaudray Demerille: We wouldn't be headin' in this direction if it weren't right.
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26 August 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I loved it.of course ain't one of those movies u have to watch over and over again to get its meaning cos ain't much to analyze but thats what i liked was simple funny and romantic and i also liked it cos when i was bout her age little older 15 I met this guy that resembled Pete Fonda ^^ and was in his 30's i watched it by those days i start seeing him ..about Brooke Shields she couldn't be any cuter and hilarious ,funny how her make up hair and clothes remains untouchable although she spends all those days in the mountains..^^ many more goofs but still cool..loved the nuns at the end...Jime By submitting this comment you are agreeing to the terms laid out in our Copyright Statement. Your submission must be your own original work. Your comments will normally be posted on the site within 2-3 business days. Comments that do not meet the guidelines will not be posted. Please write in English only. HTML or boards mark-up is not supported though paragraph breaks will be inserted if you leave a blank line between paragraph.

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