Vision Quest


(out of 5)

Enjoyable, emotionally involving tale of a young man () and his desire to make it somewhere in life through wrestling. When his father offers up a room to a new tenant (), the two of them hit it off and she teaches him a thing or two about life. The older woman-younger man setup could have been the basis for something tacky or lewd, but director Harold Becker gets a lot of good, tender material from the relationship and it resonates throughout the character’s other experiences. Probably the most notable aspect of the film is the brief appearance of pop queen playing (what else?) a singer at a club (it’s her first major film appearance). She belts out her evergreen hit ‘Crazy For You’ while the two protagonists work through their impossible affair.  gives a strong performance in a supporting role as Modine’s identity-challenged best friend.

Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company

USA, 1985

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by 

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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