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Wild in the Streets (1968)

 -  Drama  -  29 May 1968 (USA)
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Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Daphne Flatow
Christopher Jones ...
Max Jacob 'Frost' Flatow Jr.
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Sally LeRoy
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Senator Johnny Fergus
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Mary Fergus
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Stanley X
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Max Jacob Flatow Sr.
Kevin Coughlin ...
Billy Cage
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The Hook, Abraham
Michael Margotta ...
Jimmy Fergus
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Senator Allbright
May Ishihara ...
Fuji Elly
Salli Sachse ...
Hippie Mother
Kellie Flanagan ...
Young Mary Fergus
Don Wyndham ...
Joseph Fergus
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Max Flatow is a precocious, social miscreant who has a way with home-made explosives. When he tires of these, he runs away from home only to emerge seven years later as Max Frost, the world's most popular entertainer. When Congressman John Fergus uses Frost as a political ploy to gain the youth vote in his run for the Senate, Frost wills himself into the system, gaining new rights for the young. Eventually, Frost runs for the presidency. Winning in a landslide, he issues his first presidential edict: All oldsters are required to live in "retirement homes" where they are forced to ingest LSD, taking the 60s catch phrase "Never trust anyone over 30" to its most extreme consequences. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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This is the story of Max Frost, 24 years old...President of the United States...who created the world in his own image. To him, 30 is over the hill. 52% of the nation is under 25...and they've got the power. That's how he became President...it's perhaps the most unusual motion picture you will ever see! See more »

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Rated R for drug content | See all certifications »
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29 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De unge ta'r magten  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Ryder Sound Services)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Larry Bishop, Richard Pryor pulled a prank in which he came to the set naked and shocked Shelley Winters. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Daphne Flatow: [hysterically, as she is arrested for being "overage"] No, no, no, I'm young! I'm young! I'm VERY young! I'm VERY YOUNG!
The Hook, Abraham: [unimpressed, taking her into custody] Lady... you are the biggest "mother" of them all.
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Wild In the Streets
Written by Les Baxter and Guy Hemric
Performed by Jerry Howard
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This Film is A Time Warp Back to the 1960's.
10 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a time warp of Los Angeles and the Sunset Strip in the 1960's. At first sigthing on the FLIX Channel I thought the actor was James Dean. Uncanny resemblance.

Richard Pryor as the drummer in a rock band getting high on LSD with topless white chicks must of been mind blowing for teenagers then. I missed this film totally in 1968. My parents probably made sure of it.

To see Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd, and the greatest lawyer in the nation at that time, Melvin Belli, playing themselves in a film with a whacked out Shelly Winters was just amazing.

The real night time Sunset Strip cruising footage of 1968 was really "far-out man".


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