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Dudes (1987)

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Three punks from New York City set out to start a new life in California. When they are set upon by bikers in the Southwest, one of them is killed, and the police refuse to help. The remaining two then decide to take justice into their own hands.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ed Solomon, John Randal Johnson, Chris Matheson, Miguel Tejada-Flores
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Runtime:
Live Home Video

Cast

Jon Cryer
as Grant
Flea
as Milo
Catherine Mary Stewa...
as Jessie, Gas Station ...
Lee Ving
as Missoula, Thief Gang...
Marc Rude
as Sonny
Calvin Bartlett
as Witherspoon
Pete Willcox
as Daredelvis
Vance Colvig
as Hezekiah
Ancel Cook
as Rhatigan
Red Wing
as Laughing Bear
Christina Beck
as Missoula's Girl
Molly Matthiesen
as Blix's Girl
Read Morgan
as Stoddard
Leland Sun
as Chinese Waiter
Tiny Wells
as McGrorty
Peter Kent
as Road Warrior
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Critic Reviews for Dudes

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 11, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The violent clash between cultures makes for absurdist adolescent drama, but it's weirdly entertaining. Go figure!

Full Review… | April 22, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 7, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Dudes

½

Penelope Spheeris says she learned from DUDES that combining comedy with realistic violence doesn't work. But that's exactly why I like DUDES. It's transgressive!

Michael H.
Michael Harbour

Exhibit A on why the Punk Western hasn't exploded as a sub-genre.

Dudes (1988) - 2.3/10
Director - Penelope Spheeris
Starring - Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck, Flea, Catherine Stewart, Lee Ving, Ray Sharkey, Marc Rude.

Three punks (Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck and Flea) leave New York city for a road adventure. They run into a gang of rednecks and Flea is killed so retribution becomes the way of the west. In addition to Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) the film co-stars Lee Ving of Fear.

Penelope Spheeris definitely had a connection with the 80's punk scene. She made the seminal punk documentary, "The Decline of Western Civilization" in 1981 as well as the no-budget punk drama "Suburbia" in 1983. Considering her connection, and the cult-like success of "Repo Man" this film seemed to have potential. Unfortunately it is terribly written, lacking sharp dialouge and clever zingers of "Repo Man". And let's face it Jon Cryer and Daniel Roebuck are no Emilio Estevez. Did I just say that?!?! And bsides being cleverly written "Repo Man" had the great Harry Dean Stanton.

So I guess "Dudes" is exhibit A on why the Punk Western isn't a viable genre!

jennifer's picks & pa
Jennifer Allison
½

I love this movie, another underrated film from the 1980s. Jon Cryer and Daniel Roebuck star as Punkers who's friend is is killed and go after their friend. Catherine Mary Stewart is so awesome, she is great in any film, loved her in "The Last Starfighter" and "Night of the Comet".

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