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Vision Quest (1985)

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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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Trivia

Kurt Angle's favorite film about wrestling. See more »

Goofs

In the final minute of the final match, in addition to one point for the escape and two points for the take down, the referee would also have awarded three points for a near fall which would have made the score 15-13 at the time of the pin. See more »

Quotes

Elmo: [looks at Louden's book] What the fuck is this?
Louden Swain: What? You don't recognize it?
Elmo: Wait a minute! This is coos!
Louden Swain: Yeah, I'm thinking very seriously of becoming a gynecologist
Elmo: A coos doctor in outer space? Man, you're flippin' out!
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Connections

Referenced in Becker: The Princess Cruise (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Time For Me To Fly
Performed by REO Speedwagon
Written by Kevin Cronin
Produced by Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath and Paul Grupp
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Still a fun movie
31 March 2002 | by GhenghySee all my reviews

I've been a fan for over 10 years, both my daughters love this movie, and as a former HS wrestler I'm probably hooked for life. Begs to be remade with less emphasis on the goo goo eyes for Linda Fiorentino but Matthew Modine is just terrific, both as kid on a mission and a wrestler. 9/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,651,665, 18 February 1985

Gross USA:

$12,993,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,993,175
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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