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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gardner Barnes
... Phil Hicks
... Kenneth Waggener
Chuck Bush ... Dorman
Brian Cesak ... Lester Griffin
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Truman Sparks
... The Girl
... Trelis
... Gas Station Mechanic
... Judy
Robyn Rose ... Lorna
Stanley Grover ... Phil's Dad
... Phil's Mom
... Heckler #1
Michael Conn ... Heckler #2
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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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25 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Фанданго  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$50,437, 27 January 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$91,666
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The comic book that Dorman is reading is The Incredible Hulk #128, June 1970. See more »

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According to the date shown on the screen at the beginning, the movie takes place in May 1971. One of the first songs we hear at the frat house is Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", which wasn't released until 1973. See more »

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Gardner: Here's to us and the privileges of youth!
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Referenced in Return to 'Giant' (2003) See more »

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Written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison
Performed by Cream
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, a Division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Wonderful. Absolutely Wonderful.
2 June 1999 | by See 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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