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Dudes (1987)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Grant
... Biscuit
... Milo
... Missoula
Billy Ray Sharkey ... Blix
... Wes
Michael Melvin ... Logan
Marc Rude ... Sonny
... Jessie
... Witherspoon (as Calvin Bartlett)
Pete Willcox ... Daredelvis
Vance Colvig Jr. ... Hezekiah
Ancel Cook ... Rhatigan
Wycliffe Young ... Watts
Red Wing ... Laughing Bear
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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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24 June 1988 (USA)  »

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Assalto na Noite  »

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Trivia

Missoula was making fun of Biscuit's mohawk, but Lee Ving in real life is a punk singer. 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 »

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References The Andromeda Strain (1971) See more »

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If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free
Composed by Sting
Performed by Pinto Colvig (as Hezekiah)
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A homage to a film that brought much joy to my life
16 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is not a serious film. It tries to be in a couple of places but doesnt make it. Some of the dream sequences are just a tad laboured but only a tad. Apart from this small points it is full of good humour and I certainly enjoyed it. I do not watch films for messages, for me that just escapes the point. Film is escapism, that is why it exists, to take us out of ourselves, to make us laugh,cry and smile. This is what DUDES does. We follow 3 punks cross country and their encounters with different people. They are products of the multi-cultural mix that is New York, the scene of all three bored in the VW driving thru the desert is truly hilarious. The second half of this film is bit more bleaker with dream sequences et al but still this is remains a joy. I was left with a good feeling after the end of this film and do so every time I revisit it.


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