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Fandango (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 25 January 1985 (USA)
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
Chuck Bush ...
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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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)  »

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Фанданго  »

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$85,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The first of three directorial and starring collaborations between Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and Waterworld (1995) followed. So as this film was released in 1985, Reynolds and Costner worked together over ten years. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, when Gardner is on the hill overlooking the wedding ceremony lights going out, the sky is much brighter behind him on the face close ups. When it returns panoramic, it is now early evening again.... See more »

Quotes

Phillip: They're airheads Gardener. Bimbos. Little girls with little brains.
Gardner: "well we're not trying to expand their MINDS Phillip so don't get picky on me.
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References Giant (1956) See more »

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Symphony #8 (Third Movement)
by Dmitri Shostakovich
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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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