Punk Rock Cowboys Seek Revenge in Montana in Strange 80s Comedy
It is 2023 and I still find myself spending hours trying to find the perfect movie to watch some nights. Thanks to streaming we have the opportunity to watch just about any movie we want with a simple click of a button. Whether it be a new release or a classic hit, no longer do you don't have to get out of your chair to rent a movie.
Part of me misses the days of shopping for movie rentals. The thrill of walking into a brightly lit store with wall-to-wall VHS tapes and DVDs. Hoping that the movie you have been wanting to watch is available. Only to find the original box on the shelf, but no empty rental box behind it. Most of my time spent in a rental store was trying to find a plan B. When the popular movies were all rented, it was a task to try and find another movie that you could live with for the next 2-3 days. Yet, it was part of what made the 80s,90s, and even early 2000s so special.
Why have I never heard of the movie "DUDES?"
I stumbled across a movie recently that I have never heard of before. A movie that had me wondering if there was some sort of "Mandella Effect" happening. A movie that stars some 80s movie icons like Jon Cryer, as well as future Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
According to Wikipedia
Dudes is a 1987 American independent film directed by Penelope Spheeris, written by Randall Jahnson, and starring Jon Cryer, Catherine Mary Stewart, Daniel Roebuck, and Lee Ving. A Western revenge story in a contemporary setting, its plot concerns three punk rockers from New York City who attempt to make their way to California. When one of them is murdered by a vicious gang leader, the other two, played by Cryer and Roebuck, find themselves fish out of water as they pursue the murderer from Arizona to Montana, assisted by a tow truck driver played by Stewart.
Lee Ving plays the villain in the movie. Ving's character is named "Missoula."
I would also like to point out that the soundtrack for this movie looks pretty good too. With music from Megadeth, Steve Vai, Jane's Addiction, and The Vandals.
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