#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Vision Quest is a coming of age movie in which high school wrestler Louden Swain decides he wants to be something more than an average high school athlete and sets his sights on a prize that many don’t think he can win – he then sets out to reach his goal alone, without much support from his father or coach. His father rents a room to a young drifter, Carla. Swain falls in love with her and she helps him stay focused and prevents him from losing sight of his goals.
Plot: After deciding he needs to do something meaningful with his life, high school wrestler Louden Swain sets out on a mission to drop weight and challenge the area’s undefeated champion, which creates problems with his teammates and health. Matters are complicated further when Louden’s father takes in an attractive female drifter who’s on her way to San Francisco.
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A coming-of-age plot that works due to chemistry & dialogue.
This isn’t a movie about wrestling, it’s a movie about a young 18-year-old wrestler trying to find his place in the world.
Louden Swayne (Matthew Modine) decides last minute to switch weight classes in order to be able to take on the best wrestler in the state, but his half-American Indian friend tells Louden that he’s on a vision quest, trying to find his purpose in life, to “find the answers”, even if he doesn’t know the questions. The vision quest theme is not flushed out that well, but it’s certainly a better title than “Crazy For You”, which makes this movie seem like nothing more than a sappy romance flick.
His path crosses with Carla, a struggling artist (Linda Fiorentino) who gets stranded in Spokane, WA due to her lemon car; she ends up staying with Lauden and his father. Fiorentino gets all the good lines in this script, with Modine stuck playing the naive, hormonal teenager his character is for most of the movie.
Their relationship begins as a fraternal one — she even declares him a “stepbrother” at one point, to his eternal dismay; he’s already fallen in love with her.
At his job filling room service orders at a hotel, Lauden becomes good friends with the short-order cook, Elmo (J.C. Quinn), and the two have unusual conversations which serve to fill in Lauden’s character without being too boring or overtly expositional.
Surprisingly good acting from Fiorentino and Quinn (especially during his Pele speech near the end), some snappy dialogue and a quick cameo from Madonna all lead to a movie that is easy to watch, with characters easy to like and to care about. Just remember — no matter what anyone else says, it’s not a wrestling movie.
You’re on a Vision Quest!
Linda Fiorentino pretty much debuted as the love interest to Matthew Modine in this film, Vision Quest, which is an odd title for a film anyway. It was also entitled Crazy for You based on Madonna’s song for the movie. Both Madonna and Fiorentino were still new at the time. The writing for this story is bit predictable. Matthew plays a wrestler and Linda plays the object of his affections. The film is directed by Harold Becker who also has a great soundtrack to the movie. I love the music which are perfect choices and the sounds of the music keep playing in her your ears. It’s predictable but worthy to watch over and over again. Keep watching it and you’ll learn to become nostalgic for a time that MTV played music videos and you were young again. They filmed where they set the story in Spokane, Washington. They don’t do that anymore. They film elsewhere you know and say it’s the real thing. Anyway, Linda’s role of Carla was a drifter from New Jersey. It turns out that Linda herself is from the same area of New Jersey herself. Matthew Modine seems a bit older to play a teenager but then again it always seemed like older people playing young like Beverly Hills 90210. Also it was nice to see Forest Whitaker in a very small role as one of the other wrestlers on the team. He should get an Oscar nomination this year. Harold Sylvester plays the English teacher who befriends Carla and he is better known for his role as the shoe salesman sidekick on Married with Children. Ronny Cox plays Louden’s dad. A funny name, Louden Swain, but anyway the film has great music. They filmed on location in Spokane, and for a film debut, Linda was good. We miss you and we’re waiting for your comeback.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Sport
Director Harold Becker
Writer Terry Davis, Darryl Ponicsan
Actors Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm