Earnest, warm, and often very funny, VISION QUEST features a finely etched performance by Matthew Modine as Louden Swain, an 18-year-old high school wrestler who is equally determined to lose his virginity and some 20 pounds--the latter so that he can take on the state's finest grappler,
168-pound champion Shute (Frank Jasper). While Louden embarks upon his "vision quest"--a physical and spiritual quest to find his place in the world--the film introduces the intriguing cast of characters who most influence him, including his father (Ronny Cox), a failed farmer-cum-auto mechanic,
and his friend and teammate Kuch (Michael Schoeffling). The two people who loom largest...