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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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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

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

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As Louden and his father move to a corner to speak privately in the restaurant, the boom mic can be seen in the bottom of the screen between them. See more »

Quotes

Louden Swain: You never took a night off to see me wrestle before. They'll dock you for that.
Elmo: Hey, kid - money ain't everything.
Louden Swain: It's not that big a deal, Elmo. I mean, it's six lousy minutes on the mat, if that.
Elmo: You ever hear of Pele?
Louden Swain: Yeah, he's a, a soccer player.
Elmo: A very famous soccer player.
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Elmo: I was in the room here one day... watchin' the Mexican channel on TV. I don't know nothin' about Pele. I'm watchin' what this guy can do with a ball and his feet. Next thing I know, he jumps in the air and ...
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Connections

Referenced in Archer: Vision Quest (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Harden My Heart
Performed by Quarterflash
Written by Marv Ross
Produced by John Boylan
Courtesy of Geffen Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Wrestling Is More Than A Sport...
17 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...It's a way of life. Anyone who has ever wrestled, as I have, has learned lessons that stick with them for the rest of their lives. Even those who never make it to a tournament, or who don't get past being an "exhibition" wrestler learns these lessons. More than any other sport, wrestling teaches valuable lessons about self reliance, self determination, self confidence, and to get through life without making excuses for failure. It also teaches about setting lofty goals and not giving up when things go wrong, about what it takes to succeed in any station in life. This movie conveys these lessons well. Many folks who say this is a typical eighties movie should also know that the lessons it teaches are timeless, no matter what time period is depicted here. It could easily have been set in the fifties, sixties, nineties, right up to the present day and still say what it has to say. It's really a shame that real wrestling hasn't caught on too well in this country because it has some valuable life lessons to teach for those who become involved with it. Because when it gets right down to it, life is one big wrestling match. That is the theme of the movie, and it dramatized it very well.


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