Vision Quest is a 1985 American coming of age romantic drama film directed by Harold Becker and produced by Jon Peters and Peter Gruber. The screenplay was written by Darryl Ponicsan and is based on the book ‘Vision Quest’ by Terry Davis.
Rated: R (movie contains adult situations and strong language)
Run Time: 1h 47min
Release Date: February 14, 1985 (USA)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Sports
Director: Harold Becker
Studio: Warner Bros.
Vision Quest stars Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Madonna, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox, Harold Sylverster, Charles Hallahan, Frank Jasper, Daphe Zuniga, Forest Whitaker, J.C. Quinn, Raphael Sbarge and James Gammon.
Vision Quest is the story of Louden Swain (Matthew Modine), a high school wrestler who just turned 18 and decides he needs to do something truly meaningful in his life and decides to drop two weight classes to challenge the areas toughest opponent.
“My name’s Louden, Louden Swain. Last week I turned 18. I wasn’t ready for it. I haven’t done anything yet. So I made this deal with myself. This is the year I make my mark.” – Louden Swain
“I’m gonna drop down to 168 and wrestle Shute.” – Louden Swain
“SHUTE? Shute’s a monster! A genuine geratoid! His own father has to use a livewire to keep him from screwing the fireplace” – Kuch
“I was in the room here one day… watchin’ the Mexican channel on TV. I don’t know nothin’ about Pele. I’m watchin’ what this guy can do with a ball and his feet. Next thing I know, he jumps in the air and flips into a somersault and kicks the ball in – upside down and backwards… The goddamn goalie never knew what hit him. Pele gets excited and he rips off his jersey and starts running around the stadium waiving it around his head. Everybody’s screaming in Spanish. I’m here, sitting alone in my room, and I start crying. [pause] That’s right, I start crying. Because another human being, a species that I belong to, could kick a ball, and lift himself, and the rest of us sad-assed human beings, up to a better place to be, if only for a minute… let me tell ya, kid – it was pretty godddamned glorious. It ain’t the six minutes… It’s what happens in the six minutes.” – Elmo
“Hey, Louden? Kick his ass!” – Carla
Official Movie Trailer
Matthew Modine as Louden Swain
Linda Fiorentino as Carla
Madonna as Singer at Club
Michael Schoeffling as Kuch
Ronny Cox as Louden’s Dad
Harold Sylvester as Tanneran
Charles Hallahan as Coach
Frank Jasper as Shute
Daphne Zuniga as Margie Epstein
Forest Whitaker as Bulldozer
J.C. Quinn as Elmo
Raphael Sbarge as Schmoozler
James Gammon as Kuch’s Dad