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Kevin Reynolds (written by)
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Release Date:
25 January 1985 (USA) See more »
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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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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
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Marco Perella ... Jester (scenes deleted)
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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
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 (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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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Trivia:
Suzy Amis was simply listed as "The Girl" in the credits, but her character's name was actually Debbie. Judd Nelson and Sam Robards both say her name in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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:"Hey, how we gonna stop?"See more »
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Soundtrack:
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Great guy flick...and more., 27 April 2000
Author: jshankbu84 from USA

I hate to sound like a broken record, but this is my favorite movie of all time. I lost track a long time ago as to how many times I have seen this movie on tape. What a GREAT MOVIE. Kevin Reynolds clearly has this nailed down. Fandango is a movie about 5 fraternity brothers in the early 1970's who call themselves the 'Groovers', who decide to take off on a 'fairwell fandango' as a college graduation right of passage. We learn that they did the same 'fandango' earlier in their collegiate years, and in part, the purpose of this trip is to dig up a relic of that first adventure as the way to close out this chapter of their lives. Along the way, they take part in some wild adventures, deal with being drafted into the war in Vietnam, and meet some unique characters, all of which become the subject of the movie.

I love this movie for a number of reasons. #1, it takes me back to my collegiate days, and the craziness that seemed to define them. #2, it allows me to appreciate the people that populated each and every moment of college, as the characters in Fandango are eerily reminiscent of the fraternity brothers, classmates and band members that I spent 4 years of my life with. #3, it makes me realize that life is fairly short, and if we do it right...we'll be the better because of it.

The music in the movie seems tailored for every scene, even though there are cuts from great artists like Blind Faith, Elton John and Pat Metheney. In particular, the Metheney works in the film stand out. I cannot help but think of the wedding and final scenes when I am listening to Metheney's cuts from his 'Wichita Falls' and 'Works' tapes.

I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to strip off the baggage in life for an hour and a half one weekend, flip the pages back a few years(or more) to the days that were more innocent and raw, and think about the people that were so important to you as you grew up into adulthood. And if you happen to like the shape of Texas like I do, you'll appreciate this movie even more.(see the movie and you'll know what I am talking about) Go ahead....take this wild ride for all its worth. You will not regret it!!

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