supernatural experience in which an individual interacts with a guardian spirit to obtain advice or protection. Of particular importance to indigenous North and South American peoples, these rituals varied from tribe to tribe. Generally vision quests required extensive preparation, occurred over a period of several days, and involved solitary vigils, prayer, and fasting; some cultures augmented the experience with hallucinogens and self-mortification. It was not unusual for vision quests to be integral parts of more elaborate rituals, such as the sun dance of the Plains Indians. Despite having been heavily discouraged and even outlawed by colonial governments in the 19th and 20th centuries, vision quests continued to be practiced by many indigenous peoples during the early 21st century.
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Vision Quest is a 1985 coming of age drama starring Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino and Ronny Cox. It is based on the novel of the same name by author Terry Davis. In some countries it was released as Crazy For You to market on Madonna's fame and the popularity of the song.
In the movie, Modine plays Spokane, Washington high school wrestler Louden Swain, who falls in love with Carla (Linda Fiorentino), an aspiring artist from Trenton, New Jersey, on her way to San Francisco.
The film includes an appearance by Madonna, her first in a major motion picture, playing a singer at a local bar/restaurant (filmed at the Big Foot Tavern on North Division in Spokane), where she performs the songs "Crazy for You" and "Gambler".
Meanwhile, his father has taken on a boarder named Carla. Though she is older, he begins to fall in love with her and begins to lose sight of his goals as a wrestler. Worse, his drastic weight loss culminates in an unhealthy situation in which he gets frequent nose bleeds due to a lack of iron in his diet (which costs him a match that he should have won). He and Carla finally admit their love for one another, but she realizes this is distracting him from his goals. She decides to move out and continue on to San Francisco, but not before seeing Louden's big match in which Swain defeats Shute in the final seconds with an over-under lateral drop.
1. "Only The Young" - Journey
2. "Change" - John Waite
3. "Shout To The Top" - The Style Council
4. "Gambler" - Madonna
5. "She's On The Zoom" - Don Henley
6. "Hungry For Heaven" - Dio
7. "Lunatic Fringe" - Red Rider
8. "I'll Fall In Love Again" - Sammy Hagar
9. "Hot Blooded" - Foreigner
10. "Crazy for You" - Madonna
double Vision ; Author Terry Davis, in town to read from his newly reissued `Vision Quest,'; is even more eager to talk about his latest project, `The Silk Ball'
Mar 07, 2002; At the climax of the novel "Vision Quest," high school senior Louden Swain advances across the wrestling mat, his whole future...