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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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(as Wesley Tackitt)
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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17 June 1960 (USA)  »

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Velocity  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Johnny Varron: She's got you mixed
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"The Wild Ride" vs "Velocity"
5 August 2005 | by (us) – See all my reviews

The Wild Ride is the original (B&W) non-modified version. I have watched it several times and believe it is one of the best cult classics available. "Velocity" however, is a butchered color version that splices in new scenes lacking in any sort of continuity and ultimately destroying the mystique and integrity of the original film. Whoever had the idea for Velocity needs to be shot in the head because they turned a truly beautiful virgin classic film into a cheap prostitute with too much makeup. This is a true testament to the "less is more" adage. If you get to view both films you will see the ultimate travesty of how a great film was destroyed by a greed driven marketing attempt to update a true cult classic. In summary.... "The Wild Ride" GOOD............."Velocity" BAAADDDD!


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