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Vision Quest

The book Vision Quest was made into the movie Vision Quest.

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Book details for Vision Quest

Vision Quest was written by Terry Davis. The book was published in 1979 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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You think I’m just another muscle-bound, sex-crazed, fuzzy-brained, futureless JOCK.But You’re Wrong.I dream big. I love hard. I think far. I act fast. I live humbly. I want to win.And, yeah, I’m a jock.My Vision. My Quest. My Life.The c... Read More
You think I’m just another muscle-bound, sex-crazed, fuzzy-brained, futureless JOCK.

But You’re Wrong.

I dream big. I love hard. I think far. I act fast. I live humbly. I want to win.

And, yeah, I’m a jock.

My Vision. My Quest. My Life.


The cult classic coming-of-age novel is back.

Movie details for Vision Quest

The movie was released in 1985 and directed by Harold Becker, who also directed The Black Marble (1980), Taps (1981), The Big Town (1987) and Mercury Rising (1998). Vision Quest was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox, Harold Sylvester, Daphne Zuniga, Charles Hallahan, J.C. Quinn, R.H. Thomson, Gary Kasper, Raphael Sbarge, Forest Whitaker, Frank Jasper, Roberts Blossom, James Gammon, Judith Hansen, Fred Miles, Sean Morgan, Cash Stone and Ken Pelo.

 

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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. ... Read More
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