Wild in the Streets (1968)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  29 May 1968 (USA)
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A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.



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Cast overview:
Mrs. Daphne Flatow
Christopher Jones ...
Max Jacob 'Frost' Flatow Jr.
Sally LeRoy
Senator Johnny Fergus
Mary Fergus
Stanley X
Max Jacob Flatow Sr.
Kevin Coughlin ...
Billy Cage
The Hook, Abraham
Michael Margotta ...
Jimmy Fergus
Senator Allbright
May Ishihara ...
Fuji Elly
Salli Sachse ...
Hippie Mother
Kellie Flanagan ...
Young Mary Fergus
Don Wyndham ...
Joseph Fergus


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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If you're thirty, you're through! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De unge ta'r magten  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Ryder Sound Services)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


"The Shape of Things to Come", written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, was a #22 chart hit for Max Frost and the Troopers (a "studio group", made up of session musicians) in 1968. In 2006, it was featured in commercials for Target Stores. See more »


Stanley X: [cupping his hand toward Allbright's ear, as they discuss lowering the voting age] They let th' OLD FOLKS in th' OLD FOLKS HOME vote!
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Free Lovin
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Many Things Age Poorly
12 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater a week or so after my junior year in high school. It was my first date where I was allowed to drive. The film received a lot of fanfare, aimed entirely at my generation. I went with high expectations and was of course disappointed. I think it was supposed to be some kind of Hollywood version of a social protest film, set in a slightly tongue-in-cheek spirit. It came off as just goofy. I thought it was goofy at the time, when I was 17 and almost anything designed especially for me I perceived as at least a little bit cool and hip. But not Wild In The Streets. Nope.

Some folks might think it has acquired some kind of cheeky flavor to it that makes it a good film, you know, like Plan 9 From Outer Space is supposedly a good movie too. But nope, Wild In the Street is simply a below par film, and for that matter, so is Plan 9.

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