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Fandango (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 25 January 1985 (USA)
Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.

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Kevin Reynolds

Writer:

Kevin Reynolds
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Gardner Barnes
Judd Nelson ... Phil Hicks
Sam Robards ... Kenneth Waggener
Chuck Bush ... Dorman
Brian Cesak Brian Cesak ... Lester Griffin
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Truman Sparks
Suzy Amis ... The Girl
Glenne Headly ... Trelis
Pepe Serna ... Gas Station Mechanic
Elizabeth Daily ... Judy
Robyn Rose Robyn Rose ... Lorna
Stanley Grover Stanley Grover ... Phil's Dad
Jane A. Johnston ... Phil's Mom
Don Brunner ... Heckler #1
Michael Conn Michael Conn ... Heckler #2
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Storyline

It's 1971 at the University of Texas, Austin. College buddies, facing graduation, marriage, and the draft, skip out of their own graduation party and head to the Mexican border for some adventure, a buried secret, and one last go-around at "the privileges of youth". Written by Scott Butler <sydtech@skypoint.com>

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It's the privilege of youth.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fandango See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,437, 27 January 1985

Gross USA:

$91,666

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,666
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the end, Steven Spielberg was so disappointed with this film, he took his name off of it when it was released. See more »

Goofs

When Kenneth is leaning out of the car in the back seat to pick up the beer bottle from the road, the wire holding the car door open can be seen. Don't try this at home son, this is movie magic. See more »

Quotes

Gardner: There's nothing wrong with going nowhere, son. It's a privilege of youth.
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Connections

Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Taking Off
Written by Bob Dunn (uncredited)
Performed by Milton Brown and the Brownies
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Wonderful. Absolutely Wonderful.
2 June 1999 | by isabel-10See all my reviews

Love it - Even tho it's hard to say exactly WHY...

It might be the fantastic soundtrack, the great shots, the skydiving scene, the wedding scene that makes me cry, the use of 'Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith (one of my favorite songs) -- but this film is in my top 5 of all time.

Occasionally you have to suspend your disbelief to the point of it being painful, but the honesty, the great acting, and the unpretentious feeling of the film and the actors completely draws me in every time.

Go rent or buy it. Now. If you ever wanted to throw away all of the pressures and responsibilities of life, only to find yourself choosing to go back to them, you'll love this movie.


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