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Wanda Nevada (1979)

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... See full summary »

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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

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A PRO & A CON - The rest is history See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I koukla tis Nevada See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,411,145
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hayward-Fonda Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

In the shot before they meet the "old prospector," Bo, Wanda and their mules are making their way down a boulder strewn path in the canyon. One of the mules bumps a boulder with its pack causing the boulder to slide to the left revealing that it is a light-weight fiberglass fake, rather than a solid rock. See more »

Quotes

Wanda Nevada: Why do we always have to do it your way?
Beaudray Demerille: Because I got all the money and the guns.
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Featured in Fonda on Fonda (1992) See more »

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Looking Out From Behind Shadowed Walls
Written by Ken Lauber
Performed by Asleep at the Wheel
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A fantasy masterpiece
12 November 2005 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

For some strange reason, the odd couple consisting of Peter Fonda and Brooke Shield works in this movie. The movie plot is basically a fantasy and you shouldn't try to see it as a western or a drama. Both of them somehow wind up being partners in a gold prospecting trip inside the Grand Canyon. Brooke Shields is portrayed in her usual role as a much more mature than her natural age girl, who's an even match to the older prospector played by Peter Fonda. The comical part is the way she tries to sell herself as an adult to Fonda, and eventually Fonda takes her in as his partner. The plot may not work for mature audiences in this country, but in other parts of the world, such genre exists as fantasy/adventure and might be getting high marks. I give two thumbs up for Brooke Shields and Peter Fonda.


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