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Dudes (1987)

Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Grant
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Biscuit
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Milo
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Missoula
Billy Ray Sharkey ...
Blix
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Wes
Michael Melvin ...
Logan
Marc Rude ...
Sonny
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Jessie
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Witherspoon (as Calvin Bartlett)
Pete Willcox ...
Daredelvis
Vance Colvig Jr. ...
Hezekiah
Ancel Cook ...
Rhatigan
Wycliffe Young ...
Watts
Red Wing ...
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Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in this lighthearted road movie. Along the way, they enlist the help of a young woman who runs a wrecking service. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They were looking for the American Deream. . . They found the American Nightmare. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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24 June 1988 (USA)  »

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Assalto na Noite  »

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Filmed in Cottonwood,AZ which is interestingly enough, three miles away from Clarkdale, AZ where The scene where Walsh (Robert De Niro and the Duke (Charles Grodin) steal a Blazer upon exiting the train Midnight Run (1988) was filmed, is literally, three miles away from where Dudes was filmed. On the same, stretch of road no less. Also, both films were released one year apart from each other. See more »

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[first lines]
Milo: I'm so sick of doing this; I'm sick of waiting for the world to end.
Biscut: Me, too. Why don't we do something else for a change?
Grant: Yeah? Like what?
Biscut: Well, if we put our heads together, maybe we could figure something out.
Grant: My head just got stepped on. I can't think of nothing.
Milo: California! Let's move to California!
Biscut: I got a job. I got responsibilities.
Milo: Biscut, you're washing dishes in a shithole, brother. Personally, I think you could risk the career change.
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References The Andromeda Strain (1971) See more »

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Mexican Radio
Composed by Wall of Voodoo
Performed by Vance Colvig Jr. (as Hezekiah)
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I Agree With Pepper Anne - Dudes was EXCELLENT
16 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dudes is a fun albeit weirdly different movie. I didn't love it as much as Pepper Anne, but yeah - it's fun. From the opening with The Vandals to Lee Ving popping up as Cryer's nemesis, it never takes itself too seriously, even when it's taking itself too seriously. The plot is basically summed up in the Vandals tune "Urban Struggle" and P.A. above. Cryer and co. become disillusioned with the NY scene and head out west to see what lies out there. Run into Ving and his boys and things take a turn for the worse and then it's Cryer in Eastwood mode. Avenging angel.Anyway - take our words for it - Dudes is a semi-cult classic that's good for watching once every couple of years.


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