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Vision Quest (1985)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sport  |  15 February 1985 (USA)
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A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a worldly drifter takes up temporary residence at his home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carla
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Kuch
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Louden's Dad
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Tanneran
Charles Hallahan ...
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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance | Sport

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15 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Crazy for You  »

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Trivia

This was filmed largely on location in and around Spokane, Washington State, USA. and used many local citizens in small parts and as extras. See more »

Goofs

In the match against Shute, just before Louden gets the bloody nose, Shute scores 2 points for a reversal. This should have made the score 10-9 for Shute, however the scoreboard indicates the score is 8-7 Shute, meaning the score did not reflect either wrestlers' previous reversal. See more »

Quotes

Elmo: [looks at Louden's book] What the fuck is this?
Louden Swain: What? You don't recognize it?
Elmo: Wait a minute! This is coos!
Louden Swain: Yeah, I'm thinking very seriously of becoming a gynecologist
Elmo: A coos doctor in outer space? Man, you're flippin' out!
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Spoofed in Wet Hot American Summer (2001) See more »

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Performed by John Waite
Written by Holly Knight
Produced by Neil Giraldo (as Neil Geraldo)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Still a fun movie
31 March 2002 | by (Charlotte North By God Carolina) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan for over 10 years, both my daughters love this movie, and as a former HS wrestler I'm probably hooked for life. Begs to be remade with less emphasis on the goo goo eyes for Linda Fiorentino but Matthew Modine is just terrific, both as kid on a mission and a wrestler. 9/10


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