Film: Vision Quest

Vision Quest is a 1985 drama film, based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Terry Davis. The film was directed by Harold Becker, and starred Matthew Modine and Linda Fiorentino.

18-year-old Louden Swain (Modine) is a high-school wrestler living with his divorced father (Ronny Cox) in Spokane, Washington. He is determined to beat a rival wrestler named Shute, if only he had to lose 23 pounds in order to maintain his goal. Meanwhile, a 21-year-old drifter from New Jersey named Carla (Fiorentino) meets Louden after her car was out of fuel, so he decides to let her stay at his house for a few weeks. The two start to become romantically involved, as the romance threatens to pin Louden's dreams to the mat of unrequited love.

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