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Fandango (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  25 January 1985 (USA)
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Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.

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Cast

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Gardner Barnes
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Phil Hicks
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Kenneth Waggener
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Dorman
Brian Cesak ...
Lester Griffin
Marvin J. McIntyre ...
Truman Sparks
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The Girl
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Trelis
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Gas Station Mechanic
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Judy
Robyn Rose ...
Lorna
Stanley Grover ...
Phil's Dad
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Phil's Mom
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Heckler #1
Michael Conn ...
Heckler #2
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Storyline

It's 1971 at the University of Texas, Austin. College buddies, facing graduation, marriage, and the draft, skip out of their own graduation party and head to the Mexican border for some adventure, a buried secret, and one last go-around at "the privileges of youth". Written by Scott Butler <sydtech@skypoint.com>

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It's the privilege of youth.

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Comedy

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25 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Breaking Loose  »

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$85,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In his book Adventures of a No Name Actor , Marco Perella says he filmed scenes for a dream in which he played a clown/jester character but his scenes were edited out. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene when they are making blended drinks in the dorm you can see a container of Citrus Hill concentrated orange juice, the Citrus Hill brand did not come out until 1983. See more »

Quotes

Gardner: Here's to us and the privileges of youth!
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Soundtracks

El brazo mocho
Performed by Ruben Vela y Su Conjunto
Courtesy of Freddie Records
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Wonderful. Absolutely Wonderful.
2 June 1999 | by (PA, USA) – See all my reviews

Love it - Even tho it's hard to say exactly WHY...

It might be the fantastic soundtrack, the great shots, the skydiving scene, the wedding scene that makes me cry, the use of 'Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith (one of my favorite songs) -- but this film is in my top 5 of all time.

Occasionally you have to suspend your disbelief to the point of it being painful, but the honesty, the great acting, and the unpretentious feeling of the film and the actors completely draws me in every time.

Go rent or buy it. Now. If you ever wanted to throw away all of the pressures and responsibilities of life, only to find yourself choosing to go back to them, you'll love this movie.


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