Fandango

Fandango

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Director: Kevin Reynolds

Cast: Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards

     
 
Kevin Reynolds' Fandango has managed to maintain a small but loyal cult audience thanks in part to the early-career appearances by Kevin Costner and Judd Nelson. Warner Bros. debuts the film on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack has been mixed in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French

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Kevin Reynolds' Fandango has managed to maintain a small but loyal cult audience thanks in part to the early-career appearances by Kevin Costner and Judd Nelson. Warner Bros. debuts the film on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack has been mixed in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials are limited to the original theatrical trailer. This is an acceptable but by-the-numbers release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
The year is 1971. Kenneth has called off his wedding because he has been drafted. Phil is going off to fight in Vietnam. The entire gang has just graduated from college. With adulthood very much at hand, Gardner decides before he runs off to Mexico to escape the draft that the Groovers need to go "dig up Dom." It is on this thin strand of a plot that first-time director Kevin Reynolds hangs a series of bittersweet coming-of-age sequences full of warmth, charm, and humor. One of the continuing subplots in the film is that Phil and Gardner fight over Kenneth's future. Phil wants him to go to Vietnam, while Gardner wants him to dodge his induction notice. During their adventure, the guys pick up a pair of girls who take them to a cemetery where they all engage in a fireworks fight. During this humorous sequence, Kenneth slips on a fresh grave. He sees that it is for a young man just killed in the war. As he rolls back over, the sky is full of smoke and flashes of light, while on the ground people run haphazardly and scream. Suddenly the fireworks fight has become something else. It is a moment when a character gets to see one of his possible futures. Each of the characters has a scene where he is allowed to glimpse what may be in store for them. Those moments, which could come off as cutesy and coy, are actually quite moving thanks to the wonderful script by Reynolds and the unforced performances by Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, and Sam Robards. By the end of the film, each of them has made difficult decisions about themselves and their friendships. The Groovers succeed in their quest to dig up Dom, but their real accomplishment is that they grow into such fine young men.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
UPC:
0085393963323
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
27,738

Special Features

Closed Caption; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English, & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Costner Gardner Barnes
Judd Nelson Phil Hicks
Sam Robards Kenneth Waggener
Chuck Bush Dorman
Brian Cesak Lester
Marvin J. McIntyre Truman Sparks
Suzy Amis Deb
Glenne Headly Trelis
Pepe Serna Gas station mechanic
Elizabeth Daily Judy
Robyn Rose Lorna
Don Brunner Heckler No. 1
Allen Keown Butcher
Stanley Grover Phil's Dad
Jane A. Johnston Phil's Mom
Michael Conn Heckler No. 2
Michael Maxwell Katz Heckler No. 3
Dana Halsted Coed
Karl Wickman Helicopter Pilot
Michael M. Vendrell Helicopter Policeman
Bill Warren 'Truman' Stunt Pilot
Bill Evridge Rancher
Margaret Nelson Rancher's Wife
Manley Adams Man on Beach
Ken Fagen Man on Beach
Bill Silver Man on Beach
Ben Graham Mayor
Jewel Watson Salad Lady

Technical Credits
Kevin Reynolds Director,Screenwriter
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Lawrence James Cavanaugh Special Effects
Shane Dixon Stunts
Mary Goldberg Casting
Michael Hancock Makeup
Larry Holt Stunts
Pat Kehoe Associate Producer
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Fred Lerner Stunts
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
James Big Boy Medlin Screenwriter
Michele Neely Costumes/Costume Designer
Barrie M. Osborne Associate Producer
Thomas del Ruth Cinematographer
Steve Semel Editor
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Peter Smith Art Director
Chuck Waters Stunts
Robert Zilliox Set Decoration/Design
Tim Zinnemann Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Graduation Party [3:46]
2. Waggener's Announcement [2:42]
3. Credits [2:54]
4. Driving to Dom [5:58]
5. Front End Job [6:27]
6. Jailbait [4:38]
7. Cemetery Fireworks [3:33]
8. Dream to Nightmare [3:51]
9. Their Fill of Phil [5:20]
10. Pecos Parachute School [4:45]
11. Phil's Terms [2:14]
12. Training [3:25]
13. Rarin' to Go [4:00]
14. Who's Got My Laundry [4:37]
15. Pull the Handle [4:31]
16. Gotta Bird-Dog [3:14]
17. Here's to This [4:50]
18. Wedding Arrangements [6:31]
19. Don't I Know You? [2:05]
20. Fandango [5:06]
21. Have a Nice Life [2:35]
22. End Credits [3:25]

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Fandango 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting years for a D.V.D version....Where is it! All time have to have Costner movies! But no D.V.D available! Whats up with that?
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly great movie to relate to if you grew up in high school or college with a really tight group of friends. Great Soundtrack. A Guy movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
everytime i need to laught until, well you know, i have to .... i watch this...thanks to truman who is our hero
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite movies! Too bad it's not out in DVD. Some classic moments with memorable characters. When I first saw it in 1984, I could tell that Costner was going to become an acomplished actor. He really stands out here. The music soundtrack is wonderful including some Pat Metheny and Blind Faith (with Steve Winwood), etc. This is definately a ''Guy Flick'' that won't alienate the ladies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this one is a little quirky but i think that is partly why it is one of my favs story is pretty unique involving a quest of a physical object but it is a quest of the spirit and youth get this movie you will like it