Saturday, April 25, 2015

V is for Vision Quest

Victory awaits us!
Where were you in 1983?  What were you doing?  That leads to this question:


Did you see the movie Vision Quest?

This is a “coming of age story” in which the actor Matthew Modine plays a high school senior who wants to do something spectacular before he graduates.  He decides to drop two weight classes in order to wrestle the legendary opponent from another school.

My husband told me he tried to do the very same thing.  He asked his mother, “Tell me to stop.” Which she did and he dropped out of wrestling.

Throw in a love interest, and a singer at the bar (Madonna) who performs “Crazy for you” and “Gamble”.

How good is this movie?  Well, it has been 28 years since we saw the movie, and I still remember it.

VISION QUEST, Matthew Modine (l.), 1985, (c)Warner Bros.
Matthew Modine


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25 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of that one. My oldest boy was a wrestler, lost only one match. I remember that match distinctly because he headed up to the bleachers to sit with me for a few...instead of going back to sit with his team. He was holding back tears, but he didn't quite manage that either. ;)

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    1. Wrestling is brutal in many ways, requiring wits and strategy. Rough.

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  2. Never heard of that one at my sea, even if it was 2 years before my time lol

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  3. Oh yeah, my sisters and I watched this movie back in the 80's. Loved it then and now. Even though it's a bit cheesy :)

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    1. Those movies at the time were cheesy--Flashdance, ET... Simple plots and effects. But we enjoyed them.

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  4. I never saw that movie. My brother wrestled. Wrestlers are rough dudes.

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  5. I saw it on video a couple years later.

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  6. Never saw it. Only know about it because Michael Schoeffling was in it. (Remember Sixteen Candles? Sigh.) He was in one other film, and then he disappeared.

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    1. There have been many actors who make brief appearances in two or three movies, and then move on. I like to think they did something with their lives.

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  7. I never saw the movie but I sure remember the song "Crazy for You." I don't think my wife would watch this one with me - very low tolerance for the inspiring sports stories.

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    1. ...BUT the 80s?!! All that hair, leg warmers? Well, that is too bad... her loss.

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  8. I think we rented it one weekend when that was the thing to do on Saturday night, and as I remember it was a pretty good movie.

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    1. We rented it as well mainly because my husband had been a wrestler. Parts of it are clear in my mind.

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  9. I've never seen Vision Quest, if it is ever on TV here, I'll watch it. If I remember to turn on the TV at all.
    In 1983 I was very busy toilet training a two year old who preferred to run about naked and pee in the garden.

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  10. Today we've got the technology to enhance movies with all sorts of special effects etc but making a song work live in a picture is a whole other ball game.

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    1. That is very true. Madonna making her debut, singing in a bar. No special effects.

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  11. I find that sports movies with an inspirational theme, stick with you. My favorite is Hoosiers.

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    1. Gene Hackman, Hoosiers--awesome movie.

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  12. 1983? Hard to remember, but still slogging through 8 to 9 hour days at school probably... arghhh!

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    1. We had 3 children under age 7 at that time. I was home a lot.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!