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Vision Quest (1985)

A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home.

Director:

Harold Becker

Writers:

Terry Davis (novel), Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Louden Swain
Linda Fiorentino ... Carla
Michael Schoeffling ... Kuch
Ronny Cox ... Louden's Dad
Harold Sylvester ... Tanneran
Charles Hallahan ... Coach
J.C. Quinn ... Elmo (as J. C. Quinn)
Daphne Zuniga ... Margie Epstein
R.H. Thomson ... Kevin (as R. H. Thomson)
Gary Kasper ... Otto
Raphael Sbarge ... Schmoozler
Forest Whitaker ... Balldozer
Frank Jasper Frank Jasper ... Shute
Roberts Blossom ... Grandpa
James Gammon ... Kuch's Dad
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Storyline

Vision Quest is a coming of age movie in which high school wrestler Louden Swain decides he wants to be something more than an average high school athlete and sets his sights on a prize that many don't think he can win - he then sets out to reach his goal alone, without much support from his father or coach. His father rents a room to a young drifter, Carla. Swain falls in love with her and she helps him stay focused and prevents him from losing sight of his goals. Written by Lynanne Fowle <lynanne@thefowles.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All he needed was a lucky break. Then one day she moved in.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy for You See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,900,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital (DVD version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was filmed largely on location in and around Spokane, Washington State, USA. and used many local citizens in small parts and as extras. See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) Visible in the top of the frame for a second. See more »

Quotes

Margie Epstein: [Picking up garbage] What a blast to the First Amendment! The first thing they do is shut down the press and imprison the intellectuals.
[Turns to Louden]
Margie Epstein: I LOVED YOUR PIECE ON THE CLITORIS! I SHOWED IT TO MY MOTHER!
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Connections

Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Blooded
Performed by Foreigner
Written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones
Produced by Keith Olsen, Mick Jones and Ian McDonald
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Louden Swain gets the glory!
2 February 2004 | by petshoproySee all my reviews

I have to be bias about this movie. First of all, I was high school wrestler, and there wasn't much out there for exposure in this sport. Yes, the plot is saturated with cliches: high school jock trying to fullfil a dream while winning the heart of a woman. It's so 80s! I needed a movie to psyche myself up and I was so inspired that it made me sweat in a rubber suit and starved myself till I dropped

(thankfully, I don't do that anymore). Bottom line is, this film is all about glory-and everbody dreams about glorifying themselves-and Louden Swain is no different. I also like to mention that this film has one of the best movie soundtrack

compilations ever (better than Rocky, and who wants to listen to Survivor over and over again).


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