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Writer:
Kevin Reynolds (written by)
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Release Date:
25 January 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's the privilege of youth.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A genuinely thoughtful film with a cool soundtrack See more (101 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Costner ... Gardner Barnes

Judd Nelson ... Phil Hicks

Sam Robards ... Kenneth Waggener

Chuck Bush ... Dorman
Brian Cesak ... Lester Griffin
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Truman Sparks

Suzy Amis ... The Girl

Glenne Headly ... Trelis

Pepe Serna ... Gas Station Mechanic

Elizabeth Daily ... Judy
Robyn Rose ... Lorna
Stanley Grover ... Phil's Dad

Jane A. Johnston ... Phil's Mom

Don Brunner ... Heckler #1
Michael Conn ... Heckler #2
Michael Maxwell Katz ... Heckler #3
Dana Halsted ... Co-Ed
Karl A. Wickman ... Helicopter Pilot (as Karl Wickman)
Michael M. Vendrell ... Helicopter Policeman
Bill Warren ... Truman
Bill Evridge ... Rancher
Margaret Nelson ... Rancher's Wife
Manley Adams ... Man on the Bench
Ken Fagen ... Man on the Bench
Bill Silver ... Man on the Bench
Ben Graham ... Mayor
Jewel Watson ... Salad Lady
Allan Keown ... Butcher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marco Perella ... Jester (scenes deleted)

Directed by
Kevin Reynolds 
 
Writing credits
Kevin Reynolds (written by)

Produced by
Pat Kehoe .... associate producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
Barrie M. Osborne .... associate producer
Tim Zinnemann .... producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Schmidt 
Stephen Semel 
 
Casting by
Mary Goldberg 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Landsdown Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert L. Zilliox  (as Bob Zilliox)
 
Costume Design by
Michele Neely 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist (as Mike Hancock)
 
Production Management
Sheila Barnes .... post-production supervisor
Barrie M. Osborne .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Kehoe .... first assistant director
Bob Roe .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert Scaife .... construction coordinator (as Bob Scaife)
Tom Shaw Jr. .... assistant propmaster
Rick Young .... property master
B.J. Smith .... construction medic (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Walter A. Gest .... re-recording recordist (as Walter Gest)
Richard Bryce Goodman .... production sound mixer
Scott Hecker .... sound effects editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
John A. Larsen .... sound effects editor
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge .... supervising sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects editor
Jack Woods .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Terry W. King .... special effects assistant
David Domeyer .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rande DeLuca .... stuntman
Shane Dixon .... stuntman
Larry Holt .... stuntman
Fred Lerner .... stuntman
Ross Reynolds .... stuntman
Walter Robles .... stuntman (as Walter P. Robles)
Reid Rondell .... stuntman
Bill Warren .... stunt pilot: Truman
Chuck Waters .... stuntman
B.J. Worth .... stuntman
Robin Choate .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter J. Breen .... dolly grip (as Peter Breen)
Danny Buck .... gaffer
James Etheridge .... camera operator (as Jim Etheridge)
John London .... key grip
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician
Tom D. May .... best boy grip
Benny McNulty .... best boy electric
Mark Simon .... second assistant camera
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Lito White .... camera operator
Kenneth Zunder .... first assistant camera (as Ken Zunder)
Glenn Dunn .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jo Doster .... location casting
David Rubin .... assistant: Mary Goldberg
Darilyn Stringer .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Art Brouillard .... costumer
Michele Neely .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Kelly G. Crawford .... assistant film editor (as Kelly Crawford)
David Handman .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
James B. Campbell .... orchestrator (as Jim Campbell)
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
 
Transportation Department
John Reade .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Todd J. Adelman .... production medic
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Scott Clark .... aerial team assistant
Rande DeLuca .... aerial coordinator
Peter Donen .... titles: Cinema Research
Michael Haley .... choreographer (as Mike Haley)
Mark Illsley .... assistant: Kevin Reynolds
David Israel .... location manager
Melodee King .... production assistant
Terri Larronde .... title designer
Ricardo Méndez Matta .... production assistant
Dan Hewitt Owens .... adr loop artist (as Dan Owens)
Nanette Siegert .... production secretary
Robert Werden .... unit publicist (as Bob Werdeen)
David Hakim .... publicity writer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | UK:15 | USA:PG (certificate #27476) | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Phil Hicks, Groover:You're only 18 once, like you're only a virgin once and then it's over.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Return to 'Giant' (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Farmer's TrustSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A genuinely thoughtful film with a cool soundtrack, 8 February 2003

I first saw Fandango in 1990 on BBC2 by chance and as I knew I would be out part of the night I also recorded it. In the end I never went out but it was fate that I got to see and also record one of my favorite films of all time. How this film has never made it to DVD or video release is beyond me, but hey who am I. I'm not American and I never went to Vietnam but this film really hit a cord with me especially at a time when the world was going to war with Iraq and people genuinely thought that if it turned into a holy war we would eventually get drafted. I thought this was by far one of Kevin costners best roles as the cocky Gardner Barns who genuinely cared about his friends and what might happen to them, so before they go off to war they go and find a bottle of champagne who they have christened DOM which is their last link with youth and the good times they shared. It is a very subtle and poignant film and the characterization is played superbly. There are some extremely funny moments in this film especially the sky diving scene together mixed with very thoughtful and endearing moments one in particular when Phil shakes Doormans hand and they say goodbye to each other for the last time. All this along with a wonderful sound track by Pat Matheny and Lyle Mays made this a film I cannot speak highly enough of. Go and see it and also by all Pat Mathenys work which I have. Incidentally everyone who I have ever shown this film to have thoroughly enjoyed it and asked where they can get it, alas I could not help with their request.

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