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Dudes (1987)

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3 punk loving dudes in NYC need a change and drive a VW Beetle to California. After rednecks kill one of them in Arizona, they want justice. A cute girl helps them.

Director:

Penelope Spheeris

Writer:

Randall Jahnson (as J. Randal Johnson)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Grant
Daniel Roebuck ... Biscuit
Flea ... Milo
Lee Ving ... Missoula
Billy Ray Sharkey Billy Ray Sharkey ... Blix
Glenn Withrow ... Wes
Michael Melvin Michael Melvin ... Logan
Marc Rude Marc Rude ... Sonny
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Jessie
Cal Bartlett ... Witherspoon (as Calvin Bartlett)
Pete Willcox Pete Willcox ... Daredelvis
Vance Colvig Jr. Vance Colvig Jr. ... Hezekiah
Ancel Cook Ancel Cook ... Rhatigan
Wycliffe Young Wycliffe Young ... Watts
Red Wing Red Wing ... Laughing Bear
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Storyline

Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in this lighthearted road movie. Along the way, they enlist the help of a young woman who runs a wrecking service. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They were looking for the American Deream. . . They found the American Nightmare. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Trivia

The opening scene shows The Vandals performing the song "Urban Struggle" with part of the lyrics say "After a couple shit kickin' Cowboy movies I'll check out the Cowboy scene down at Zubie's". Zubie's was an urban-cowboy bar located at 1712 Placentia Avenue in Costa Mesa, California. The Vandals frequently performed at the Cuckoo's Nest next door at 1714 and there were numerous clashes between the punkers at cowboys in the 1970's and early 1980's. See more »

Goofs

The end credits list a song by Faster Pussycat called "Number Off the Bathroom Wall" composed by "Taime Molvik." The song is actually just entitled "Bathroom Wall," and the composer's name should either be "Taime Downe" (his stage name) or "Gustave Molvik" (his birth name). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Milo: I'm so sick of doing this; I'm sick of waiting for the world to end.
Biscut: Me, too. Why don't we do something else for a change?
Grant: Yeah? Like what?
Biscut: Well, if we put our heads together, maybe we could figure something out.
Grant: My head just got stepped on. I can't think of nothing.
Milo: California! Let's move to California!
Biscut: I got a job. I got responsibilities.
Milo: Biscut, you're washing dishes in a shithole, brother. Personally, I think you could risk the career change.
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Crazy Credits

When the title comes on screen, the word "DUDES" is shown with metal studs. Two guns appear below the title, one of which fires. See more »

Connections

Featured in Keel: Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw (1987) See more »

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Dirty Pool
Performed by The Little Kings
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one of my favorites
5 June 2007 | by intomydarkmind1970See all my reviews

I first saw dudes when I was seventeen,I rented the movie and returned it two years later.Well I have always wished I added it to my collection.As far as plot is concerned, the film is a little weak,but there are some more memorable lines including Dare-Delvises line regarding angry beef.The personal development of Grant and Biscuit make the film worth it.If you are looking for a serious film to learn something from this isn't it but if you are looking for some escapist comedy with some serious moments then you have come to the right place.

Dudes became one of my favorites quickly and has never really let me go. The weaker moments include a seemingly out of sync dream sequence,and the bar scene when Grant finally meets Missoula. So check it out with an open mind and enjoy Dudes for what it is worth.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assalto na Noite See more »

Filming Locations:

Bagdad, Arizona, USA See more »

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Vista Organization See more »
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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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