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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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New York City is tough, but the country is really murder. 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

Music videos from the film's soundtrack aired on MTV almost a year before its limited theatrical release. 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

References The Andromeda Strain (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Guitarget
Performed by Four Big Guitars from Texas
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I Agree With Pepper Anne - Dudes was EXCELLENT
16 July 2005 | by BillyShears73See all my reviews

Dudes is a fun albeit weirdly different movie. I didn't love it as much as Pepper Anne, but yeah - it's fun. From the opening with The Vandals to Lee Ving popping up as Cryer's nemesis, it never takes itself too seriously, even when it's taking itself too seriously. The plot is basically summed up in the Vandals tune "Urban Struggle" and P.A. above. Cryer and co. become disillusioned with the NY scene and head out west to see what lies out there. Run into Ving and his boys and things take a turn for the worse and then it's Cryer in Eastwood mode. Avenging angel.Anyway - take our words for it - Dudes is a semi-cult classic that's good for watching once every couple of years.


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