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The still unknown Kevin Costner carries this film that involves five college roommates on a last "fandango" before they separately face the harsh realities of an unpredictable future. It is 1971, and the Vietnam War has not yet ended. Gardner Barnes (Costner) has extended his college years by six semesters in an attempt to stave off the rapidly approaching future, Kenneth (Sam Robards) has just canceled his wedding in a drunken look at reality, Lester (Brian Cesak) loves alcohol and tags along with the group just to have a good time, Dorman (Chuck Bush) is devoted to existentialism and flights of poetic fancy, and Phil (Judd Nelson) is barely a member of the group because he is consorting with the enemy: he is a member of ROTC. This unlikely mismatch cavorts through several classic college pranks, among them taking bets on daredevil acts like skydiving into the middle of nowhere. As their high jinks continue, it becomes apparent that their real desire is not to live a wild life for its own sake, but to postpone the moment when they will have to leave school and its lifestyle behind them. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Kevin Costner
as Gardner Barnes
Judd Nelson
as Phil Hicks
Sam Robards
as Kenneth Waggener
Brian Cesak
as Lester
Marvin J. McIntyre
as Truman Sparks
Suzy Amis
as Deb
Glenne Headly
as Trelis
Pepe Serna
as Gas station mechanic
Elizabeth Daily
as Judy
Robyn Rose
as Lorna
Stanley Grover
as Phil's Dad
Michael Conn
as Heckler No. 2
Don Brunner
as Heckler No. 1
Dana Halsted
as Coed
Manley Adams
as Man on Beach
Jewel Watson
as Salad Lady
Bill Silver
as Man on Beach
Karl Wickman
as Helicopter Pilot


Kevin Reynolds
Tim Zinnemann
Kevin Reynolds
Thomas del Ruth
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Arthur Schmidt
Pat Kehoe
Associate Producer
Barrie M. Osborne
Associate Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Frank Marshall
Executive Producer
Michele Neely
Costume Designer
Lawrence James Cavanaugh
Special Effects
Larry Holt
Shane Dixon
Fred Lerner
Mary Goldberg