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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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Elmo (as J. C. Quinn)
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Kevin (as R. H. Thomson)
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Otto
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Grandpa
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Crazy for You  »

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$12,900,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

J.C. Quinn, who portrays Elmo the cook in the hotel where Louden Swain (Matthew Modine) works, also co-starred in Gross Anatomy (1989), where Matthew portrayed Joe Slovak, and J.C. portrayed Joe's Father, Papa Slovak. See more »

Goofs

In the final minute of the final match, in addition to one point for the escape and two points for the take down, the referee would also have awarded three points for a near fall which would have made the score 15-13 at the time of the pin. See more »

Quotes

Louden Swain: My name's Louden, Louden Swain. Last week I turned 18. I wasn't ready for it. I haven't done anything yet. So I made this deal with myself. This is the year I make my mark.
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Connections

Referenced in The World's Greatest Movie Songs: Top 50 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

She's On The Zoom
Performed by Don Henley
Written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar
Produced by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar and Greg Ladanyi
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Don't be afraid to chase your dreams
6 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Any time I need to get psyched up this is the movie I think about. I learned watching it back in the 80's that if you have a dream you have to go after it because nobody is going to give it to you. It doesn't matter if you are a wrestler, a financial analyst, an astronaut or a bartender everybody has a dream. Louden set a goal, had a plan and went after what he wanted, that's what we all need to do. This movie has had a great effect on my life. I guess everybody has their own motivational tools and cheesy or not this is one of mine. From the peg board climbing scene to the Pele description scene to the warm up scene playing out to "Lunatic Fringe" before his match with Shute this movie, in my opinion is an inspirational masterpiece. I really wish they would re-release the soundtrack because I can't find it anywhere.


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