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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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Penelope Spheeris

Writer:

Randall Jahnson (as J. Randal Johnson)
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Cast

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Filmed in Cottonwood,AZ which is interestingly enough, three miles away from Clarkdale, AZ where The scene where Walsh (Robert De Niro and the Duke (Charles Grodin) steal a Blazer upon exiting the train Midnight Run (1988) was filmed, is literally, three miles away from where Dudes was filmed. On the same, stretch of road no less. Also, both films were released one year apart from each other. See more »

Goofs

The cops in Arizona have Chicago flags on their uniforms. 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

References Night of the Comet (1984) See more »

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Blue Suede Shoes
Written and performed by Carl Perkins
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A homage to a film that brought much joy to my life
16 September 2001 | by ian_desertSee 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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