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Fandango (1985)

 -  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
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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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 | Drama

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25 January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Фанданго  »

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$85,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Chuck Bush (Dorman), the large, mild-mannered schoolmate, was "discovered" in a 7-11 store. He had no prior experience or connection with the movie industry, prior to being "seen" and asked to "read" for the part. See more »

Goofs

According to the date shown on the screen at the beginning, the movie takes place in May 1971. One of the first songs we hear at the frat house is Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", which wasn't released until 1973. See more »

Quotes

Gardner: We could see the Donkey Lady!
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Ay te dejo en San Antonio
Written by Santiago Jiménez (uncredited)
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records
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Total gem
11 October 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

There is something so magical about this film and how it captures a fleeting moment in every young man's life. It's sentimental in the best way, harking back to lost youth and that transitional moment into adult responsibility. Kevin Costner has never been more charming (indeed I don't think he has ever tried) and director Kevin Reynolds imbuse this with such a touching sensibility and bravura filming style it really pulls at my heart. I discovered it on TV a decade ago and have always treasured the copy I managed to make of it. Why not available on DVD? Every other piece of s**t is. Wonderful. Not for everyone, not perfect but wonderful. The final frame I even used as a background on my PC for a while and the credits song...perfect. "Have a nice life."


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