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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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Georgianna Carter ...
Nancy
Robert Bean ...
Dave
Carol Bigby ...
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John Bologni ...
Barny
Gary Espinosa ...
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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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Well, it is short.
28 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

At almost 60 minutes, you won't suffer long through this dog.

Picked up this jewel for $1.

The "hipster" talk comes rapid fire -- "man", "far out", "dig", etc.

Are you digging this so far?

Seeing Jack Nicholson 45 years ago was not as interesting as I thought it would be.

I checked most of the rest of the cast, and only a couple were in anything but "B" pictures of the early 60s.

And the director is "so far out" he can't be found after something called "Sextet" in 1964.

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"Highlight" of the movie -- outside a diner, one of the teens mentions Marlon Brando's "The Wild Ones" to Nicholson.

Almost enough to make you forget "The Wild Ride" -- certainly not the worst movie of all time. But it must rank somewhere in the top 100.

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