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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 »

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Blix
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Wes
Michael Melvin ...
Logan
Marc Rude ...
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Witherspoon (as Calvin Bartlett)
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Hezekiah
Ancel Cook ...
Rhatigan
Wycliffe Young ...
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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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They were looking for the American Deream. . . They found the American Nightmare. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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24 June 1988 (USA)  »

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Assalto na Noite  »

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Trivia

The music of Faster Pussycat is heard early in the film; they were interviewed by Penelope Spheeris and featured in The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years. See more »

Goofs

The end credits list a song by Faster Pussycat called "Number Off the Bathroom Wall" composed by "Taime Molvik." The song is actually just entitled "Bathroom Wall," and the composer's name should either be "Taime Downe" (his stage name) or "Gustave Molvik" (his birth name). See more »

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[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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Features Jesse James (1939) See more »

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Time Forgot You
Performed by Lethal Weapon
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"That's it man. We're going to California."
26 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Film-maker Penelope Spheeris's 80s absurdist road-tripping slacker black comedy sees three punk rockers leaving New York on their way to a better life in California, but on their way there they become targets of a ruthless hillbilly gang (led by an impressive Lee Ving) with one of them ending up dead. For the remaining two, instead of heading to California they decide go after the gang. This is one very odd, slapdash journey narrative with broad humour, but an even brutal tone and cross-cultural conflict as the modern punk scene meets old west philosophy as actors Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck and Flea find themselves along for the ride. I'm not that much of a fan of Cryer, but this is definitely the best thing I've seen him in. Also showing up in the cast is Catherine Mary Stuart. For a road movie, scenery is important and here the Arizona backdrop provides many picturesque sequences. Director Spheeris crafts out some surreal dynamics from the visuals and sets up some good stunt pieces. Pumping soundtrack, edgy script and kooky characters only added to this cult film's spontaneous and jarring charm.

"I'm so sick of waiting for the world to end."


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