Fandango (1985)




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Movie Info

In this drama, set in 1971, a band of just-graduated college buddies make the transition from adolescence to manhood during a final carefree jaunt across the desolate Texas desert to find the lonely rock where they buried a good friend.

Rating: PG (nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: James Big Boy Medlin, Kevin Reynolds
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2005
Warner Home Video


as Gardner Barnes

as Phil Hicks

as Kenneth Waggener

as Dorman

as Girl

as Truman Sparks

as Trelis

as Gas station mechanic

as Phil's Dad

as Phil's Mom

as Heckler No. 1

as Heckler No. 2

as Heckler No. 3

as Helicopter Pilot

as Helicopter Policeman

as Rancher

as Rancher's Wife

as 'Truman' Stunt Pilot

as Man on Bench

as Man on Bench

as Man on Beach

as Salad Lady

as Butcher
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Critic Reviews for Fandango

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

you might dismiss the movie as filled with cliches, but cliches have to get started somewhere, and for my money Fandango is that start

Full Review… | March 9, 2005

A shining moment for Costner....A Warm, amusing flick

March 4, 2004

Kevin Costner's Breakout Role, and the Road Trip to end all Road Trips.

Full Review… | March 18, 2003

Audience Reviews for Fandango

A refreshing coming of age film dealing with college graduates in 1972. This is an ideal movie for a lazy sunday afternoon with Kevin Costner coming off as completely charming and Judd Nelson in one of my personal favorite roles. Nice soundtrack and hilarious scenes evenly balanced with drama concerning the journey to visit their old friend, Dom.

Fandango is reminiscent of American Graffiti on a smaller scale but with the same sense of nostalgia and impending lost youth. It's definitely worth renting for a special moment at the beginning of Costner's and Reynolds careers when they were both young unknowns. It's refreshing to be reminded at how subtle and flexible Costner could be then, and at how good a debut the film was for Reynolds.

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

I was amazed at how you this all star cast was, One thing wasn't 1985 a little late to be filming movies about going off to the Vietnam war, I mean we pulled out of there in 1973, so what was the real point of this movie. It was funny, like the sky blue Cadillac with the truck front clip. I watched it because I am checking out all of Suzy Amis Movies and this was her first after he start on Miami Vice Episode 2 or 3 1st Season (She played penny). Anyway she was the girl in this movie and still very pretty. I'd rent it and save the $3.00 its only worth.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Easy Rider meets Animal House with Kevin Costner and Judd Nelson.

What's not to enjoy?

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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