Vision Quest (released in the United Kingdom and Australia as Crazy for You) is a 1985 American coming-of-age romantic drama film starring Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling and Ronny Cox. It is based on Terry Davis‘ 1979 novel of the same name. Modine plays a Spokane high school wrestler who falls in love with an older woman, an aspiring artist from 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, where she performs the songs “Crazy for You” and “Gambler“. In some countries, the title of the film was changed to capitalize on Madonna’s emerging fame and the popularity of the song “Crazy for You”.
Fans of arena rock and pop/rock will appreciate Foreigner‘s “Hot Blooded” (which goes back to 1978, and is the LP’s oldest offering), Sammy Hagar‘s “I’ll Fall in Love Again,” and Red Rider‘s “Lunatic Fringe,” while heavy metal lovers will get into Dio‘s “Hungry for Heaven.” But listeners will need an appreciation of dance-pop and R&B if they’re going to get into the Style Council‘s ’70s-minded “Shout to the Top” and Madonna‘s “Gambler” (an ultra-infectious gem that, unfortunately, isn’t on any of the Material Girl’s CDs). “Gambler” is one of those songs that should have been a major hit but wasn’t, whereas “Crazy for You” (the soundtrack’s other Madonna recording) soared to the top of the pop charts.