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Wanda Nevada (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | June 1979 (USA)
A drifter named Beaudray Demerille wins a young orphan named Wanda in a poker game and takes her gold prospecting in the Grand Canyon.

Director:

Peter Fonda

Writer:

Dennis Hackin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Beaudray Demerille
Brooke Shields ... Wanda Nevada
Fiona Lewis ... Dorothy Deerfield
Luke Askew ... Ruby Muldoon
Ted Markland ... Strap Pangburn
Severn Darden ... Merlin Bitterstix
Paul Fix ... Texas Curly
Henry Fonda ... Old Prospector
Larry Golden Larry Golden ... Slade - Card Hustler
John Denos John Denos ... Billy - Gas Station Greaser
Bert Williams Bert Williams ... Sherman Krupp - Trading Post Owner
Fred Ashley Fred Ashley ... The Barber
Jason Clark Jason Clark ... Alonzo
Robert V. Walker Jr. Robert V. Walker Jr. ... Poker Player
H. Samuel Hackin H. Samuel Hackin ... Poker Player
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Storyline

Romantic drama following the fortunes of a drifter named Beaudray Demerille (Peter Fonda) who wins a young orphan named Wanda (13-year-old Brooke Shields) in a poker game and takes her gold prospecting in the Grand Canyon. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Wild West Fantasy See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wanda Nevada See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,411,145

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,411,145
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film credits list Teri Shields as the Motel Clerk. She was the mother of Brooke Shields and was 45 years of age at the time of filming the motel scenes in Prescott, AZ. See more »

Goofs

When Wanda and Beaudray arrive at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Wanda sits down on a chair beside the blockhouse and is totally in the shadow of the roof. Moments later, she is mostly sitting in the sun while the chair is unmoved. See more »

Quotes

Wanda Nevada: Watch Out! He's got a derringer!
The Barber: Don't shoot! This is just a comb! See?
[runs the comb across his bald head]
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Connections

Featured in Fonda on Fonda (1992) See more »

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Morning Sun
Written and Performed by Carole King
Available on Capitol Records
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26 August 2007 | by commanderkittySee all my reviews

I loved it.of course ain't one of those movies u have to watch over and over again to get its meaning cos ain't much to analyze but thats what i liked was simple funny and romantic and i also liked it cos when i was bout her age little older 15 I met this guy that resembled Pete Fonda ^^ and was in his 30's i watched it by those days i start seeing him ..about Brooke Shields she couldn't be any cuter and hilarious ,funny how her make up hair and clothes remains untouchable although she spends all those days in the mountains..^^ many more goofs but still cool..loved the nuns at the end...Jime By submitting this comment you are agreeing to the terms laid out in our Copyright Statement. Your submission must be your own original work. Your comments will normally be posted on the site within 2-3 business days. Comments that do not meet the guidelines will not be posted. Please write in English only. HTML or boards mark-up is not supported though paragraph breaks will be inserted if you leave a blank line between paragraph.


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