Vision Quest (Warner Brothers-1985) From the definition of vision quest: a rite of passage in some Native American cultures. The ceremony of the vision quest is one of the most universal and ancient means to find spiritual guidance and purpose. In practicing cultures, a vision quest is said to provide deep understanding of one’s life purpose. That sums up this movie, my favorite sports movie to watch, anytime, any place. A rite of passage through the art of high school wrestling is what we have here. Unlike some of my other favorites, there is not a lot to say about this film. Everything is first-rate, including the dialog and the sports action. Add a great Madonna song, Linda Fiorentino, and a first-rate supporting cast, it is a cult classic for wrestlers and other sports fans.  Modine looks the part of a high school athlete, yet he was quite older than the 18-year-old in the film.  The clip below sums up what sport is all about.



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