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Vision Quest (1985)

A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home.

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Cast

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Carla
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Kuch
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Louden's Dad
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Tanneran
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Coach
J.C. Quinn ...
Elmo (as J. C. Quinn)
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Margie Epstein
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Kevin (as R. H. Thomson)
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Otto
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Schmoozler
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Balldozer
Frank Jasper ...
Shute
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Kuch's Dad
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Vision Quest is a coming of age movie in which high school wrestler Louden Swain decides he wants to be something more than an average high school athlete and sets his sights on a prize that many don't think he can win - he then sets out to reach his goal alone, without much support from his father or coach. His father rents a room to a young drifter, Carla. Swain falls in love with her and she helps him stay focused and prevents him from losing sight of his goals. Written by Lynanne Fowle <lynanne@thefowles.com>

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All he needed was a lucky break. Then one day she moved in.

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15 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Crazy for You  »

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Matthew modine and daphne Zuniga would reunite a few year later in gross anatomy. See more »

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In the match between Loudon and Shute, the referee clearly says "no takedown" as they go out of bounds. Yet, when he brings them back to the line, Loudon takes the "down" position and the score is 2-0 in Shute's favor, indicating a takedown has been awarded. See more »

Quotes

Margie Epstein: [Picking up garbage] What a blast to the First Amendment! The first thing they do is shut down the press and imprison the intellectuals.
[Turns to Louden]
Margie Epstein: I LOVED YOUR PIECE ON THE CLITORIS! I SHOWED IT TO MY MOTHER!
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Hungry For Heaven
Performed by Ronnie James Dio (as Dio)
Music by Ronnie James Dio and Jimmy Bain
Lyrics by Ronnie James Dio
Produced by Ronnie James Dio
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Another one of those "growing up" movies...
5 January 2004 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – See all my reviews

Modine is a high school wrestler who's just turned 18 and is in so much of a hurry to grow up. In the first 45 minutes of the movie, he's chosen 3 or 4 different careers. (Ah! To be young, again!) The movie follows all the basic plot lines concerning coming of age that does stand the test of time, because, even though this movie is almost 20 years old, a lot of the kids today can relate to it.

Along the way, Modine's father (Cox) has lost his job, Modine decides to move down, not just one, but two, weight classes to take on the best wrestler in the state, and a very pretty Jersey girl (Fiorentino) shows up on his doorstep to take up all his spare "thinking" time.

This is really not a bad movie. It examines some of what goes on in someone's head when they get in the frame of mind that they want something that just about everyone else feels is unattainable for them. Modine does a very good job in bringing the character of Louden to believability, and the surrounding cast puts in a good effort as well. It is a better-than-average teen flick movie, but not much (but I think it's only because I haven't been a teen ager in so long, myself).

6 out of 10...


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