VISION QUEST (1985)
A film by Harold baker.
Cast: Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino and Michael Schoeffling
Vision Quest is a coming of age movie in which high school wrestler Louden Swain decides he wants to be something more than an average high school athlete and sets his sights on a prize that many don’t think he can win – he then sets out to reach his goal alone, without much support from his father or coach. His father rents a room to a young drifter, Carla. Swain falls in love with her and she helps him stay focused and prevents him from losing sight of his goals.
We know the story a boy want to win the championship and to love a girl. So far so good. Louden Swain (Matthew Modine) plays it well with a fresh look to it. The other Characters are original Ronny Cox who plays the father lost the family farm. Louden best friend (Michael Schoeffling), who bills himself as a half-Indian spiritual adviser; (Harold Sylvester) a black history teacher who care for Louden; (J. C. Quinn) the town alcoholic;and a wrestling coach (Charles Hallahan) . All these character are acted a little differently as we might expect. The story takes place in spokane, the cinematography is dark and rainy but terrific. We see the lives of every characters in the story. A little predictable because you know that Louden will win and get the girl. But who cares it is still a good film.