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Dudes (1987)

Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in ... See full summary »

Director:

Penelope Spheeris

Writer:

Randall Jahnson (as J. Randal Johnson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Grant
Daniel Roebuck ... Biscuit
Flea ... Milo
Lee Ving ... Missoula
Billy Ray Sharkey Billy Ray Sharkey ... Blix
Glenn Withrow ... Wes
Michael Melvin Michael Melvin ... Logan
Marc Rude Marc Rude ... Sonny
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Jessie
Cal Bartlett ... Witherspoon (as Calvin Bartlett)
Pete Willcox Pete Willcox ... Daredelvis
Vance Colvig Jr. Vance Colvig Jr. ... Hezekiah
Ancel Cook Ancel Cook ... Rhatigan
Wycliffe Young Wycliffe Young ... Watts
Red Wing Red Wing ... Laughing Bear
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Storyline

Two punks from the big city, traveling across the country in a Volkswagen bug, embrace the western ethos when they must take revenge against a group of rednecks for killing their friend in this lighthearted road movie. Along the way, they enlist the help of a young woman who runs a wrecking service. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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New York City is tough, but the country is really murder. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assalto na Noite See more »

Filming Locations:

Bagdad, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Partially shot in Cottonwood, Arizona in the Old Town Theater, at the time the longest running single screen theater in the United States (opened 1923). In December 1998, the theater suffered from a 4-alarm fire that closed the theater for good. It has since been rebuilt as restaurant/bar. See more »

Goofs

The cops in Arizona have Chicago flags on their uniforms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Milo: I'm so sick of doing this; I'm sick of waiting for the world to end.
Biscut: Me, too. Why don't we do something else for a change?
Grant: Yeah? Like what?
Biscut: Well, if we put our heads together, maybe we could figure something out.
Grant: My head just got stepped on. I can't think of nothing.
Milo: California! Let's move to California!
Biscut: I got a job. I got responsibilities.
Milo: Biscut, you're washing dishes in a shithole, brother. Personally, I think you could risk the career change.
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Crazy Credits

When the title comes on screen, the word "DUDES" is shown with metal studs. Two guns appear below the title, one of which fires. See more »

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Featured in Keel: Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw (1987) See more »

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Blue Suede Shoes
Written and performed by Carl Perkins
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Somebody managed to make a punk-rock western
25 March 2009 | by wulicoyoteSee all my reviews

This movie is fun. And it's great in that it is remarkably fun, as opposed to "about anything." If you can take it in context of "Punk-Western" as a "rock" movie and a western the bar is not set incredibly high to begin with, and this clears the hurdle with ease in merging two genres that usually droop into the exploitation movie quality level. Penelope Spheeris's prior works: Decline of Western Civilization and Suburbia were genuine and earnest portraits of punk-rock music, the first from a documentary perspective of the performers, and the second from the subjective fictional live of the fans of the genre. this is an attempt to launch these concepts into the language of mainstream genre cinema and succeeds better than adequately. Admirably, exceptionally, debate and quibble about the adjective. no matter what. this is approximately 1 1/2 hors of fun movie watching with that little extra to think about. And I occasionally entertain the bizarre notion of building a religion around Daredelvis. If one respects a youth culture as an anthropological phenomenon, tis film shines out as the "punk" take on westerns almost in the way that "LITTLE BIG MAN' was a 60's hippie western


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