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Story

This film wraps up the big wrestling match that Terry Davis's novel left unresolved. It also makes Carla (Linda Fiorentino, in her screen debut) less of a bad girl. What it does capture is the book's flowing feeling of power and the possibility of youth. Probably best known for presenting a just-emerging Madonna singing "Crazy for You," Vision Quest also uses Matthew Modine nicely. He doesn't typify the usual coming-of-age youth, but his character, Louden Swain, isn't the typical youth, period. Swain needs to win the Washington State wrestling championship, and he's up against a guy who carries logs up stadium steps. He's also involved with an older woman, Carla, and learning that love and all that stuff is much harder than pinning an opponent. Ah, youth. --Keith Simanton

Cast

Matthew ModineLouden Swain
Linda FiorentinoCarla
Michael SchoefflingKuch
Ronny CoxLouden's Dad
Harold SylvesterTanneran
Daphne ZunigaMargie Epstein
R.H. ThomsonKevin
Raphael SbargeSchmoozler
Forest WhitakerBalldozer
Roberts BlossomGrandpa
James GammonKuch's Dad
MadonnaSinger at Club

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Harold Becker
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 105 min.
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 15, 1985
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 10, 1998
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