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The Wild Ride (1960)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 17 June 1960 (USA)
A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few ... See full summary »

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Johnny Varron
Georgianna Carter ...
Nancy
Robert Bean ...
Dave
Carol Bigby ...
Joyce
John Bologni ...
Barny
Gary Espinosa ...
Cliff
Judith Trezise ...
Ann
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Sydene Wallace
Donna Dabney
Garry Korpi
Leonard Williams
John Holden
Raymond O'Day
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A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few police officers and finally sees his own life end in tragedy. Written by Tiff Banks

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From roaring hot rods to the racing big time!

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Rated PG-13 for teen drinking and anti-social behavior, and for brief language | See all certifications »
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$30,000 (estimated)
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Johnny Varron: She's got you mixed
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A slightly better than average exploitation flick...
19 October 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an exploitation flick meant to entertain and perhaps teach us about the dangers of angry young beatniks with fast cars. Jack Nicholson stars as a larger than life punk who has a group of loyal young idiots who follow him with almost cult-like devotion. And, when one of the members DOESN'T, it ultimately spells disaster.

"The Wild Ride" was very low budget throughout and looks it. Aside from a very good performance by Nicholson as an angry jerk, the rest of the cast are uniformly bland. Also the story suffers because it is neither florid and 'racy' enough to be salacious nor is it ever especially believable. So, if you are a bad movie fan, it's just not bad enough to be especially entertaining and everyone else would just be pretty bored by it. But, on the positive side, it's not an embarrassment for Nicholson or any of the rest of the cast to be in this rather limp film.


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