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Fandango (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  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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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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Judy
Robyn Rose ...
Lorna
Stanley Grover ...
Phil's Dad
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Heckler #1
Michael Conn ...
Heckler #2
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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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25 January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Фанданго  »

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$85,000 (USA)
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The movie is based on a short student film directed by Kevin Reynolds when he was in USC film school. The student film is basically just the skydiving sequence, based on a true story. Steven Spielberg, having seen the student film, recruited Reynolds to direct a full-length movie based on it. See more »

Goofs

When Kenneth is leaning out of the car in the back seat to pick up the beer bottle from the road, the wire holding the car door open can be seen. Don't try this at home son, this is movie magic. See more »

Quotes

Philip: You are the most irresponsible person I have ever met.
Gardner: Well, somebody had to be.
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Can't Find My Way Home
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Still one of the best
10 January 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A very underrated and under-seen film - thanks to the clods at Amblin (presumably because no one in the cast resembled an alien). Great acting, writing, and directing (from Kevin Reynolds). One of the only films Costner has ever acted in where he didn't resemble a stick of wood. I love this movie through and through. The sky diving scene (which is apparently what the film is built around, Reynolds' student film 'Proof') is fantastically funny from beginning to end. Marvin J. McIntyre is a true hero. GREAT soundtrack from beginning to end. The opening credits alone are worth the price of the rental. And the climax scene at Waggner's wedding is one of the most romantic and sensitive wedding scenes ever committed to film.

Don't miss it.


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