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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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Really good and evidently underrated 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
Scott Price .... stunt double
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:
Actors Sam Robards and Suzy Amis later married in real life.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:
Gardner:Here's to us and the privileges of youth!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Return to 'Giant' (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
SpookySee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Really good and evidently underrated, 14 June 2007
Author: arlen_dag from United States

I first saw this movie as a young, nine or ten year-old impressionable kid, so there are some sentimental attachments to this. This movie is very clever. As a comedy, it's amazing; some of the ideas (the parachute scene, for example) are absolutely genius. On top of all this is an amazing soundtrack, in which each song fits each scene eerily beautifully. When I first saw this movie I had just started guitar lessons and was leaning toward hard rock. This movie turned me on to some other heavy, tear-jerker type songs in "It's too late" (Carole King) and "Can't find my way home" by Blind Faith. Beautiful stuff. One of the few Elton John songs I like, "Saturday night's alright" as well as "Spooky" are perfectly placed. But nothing is placed as perfect as Pat Metheney's "It's for you". Now, I was a hard rocker and had only heard of Metheney when I saw this. This tune is so beautiful and haunting on it's own, and where it is in the movie, I almost dare you not to cry. Someone I know thought the movie was also sad, so it'ts unique. I would still classify it as a comedy more than anything. Funny stuff.

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