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

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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

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De unge ta'r magten  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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[last lines]
Boy: [towards camera] We're gonna put everyone over 10 out of business!
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Shape of Things To Come
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by The 13th Power
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Really radically far-out!!!!
9 September 1999 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Very much in and of its time. But outrageously good nonetheless. I truly enjoyed the acting by everybody involved--particularly Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Ed Begley, Sr., Hal Holbrook AND Richard Pryor.

Also a significant key to the film was the music of the legendary songwriting duo of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, featuring what was, in my estimation, very unsung (excuse the pun) gems which rank right up with ALL their

classics. Just as the recent political satire, "Bulworth", spoke to its times (which are still very much current, by the way), this movie does exactly the same thing.

The clear-cut divisions of generationalism are clearly conspicuous in this film. This movie captured the spirited groove of the late '60s when youth was roaring loudly and taking a stand against the establishment.

For anyone looking for a outrageous take of some of the events of the time, coupled with a hard, aching, laugh-out-loud reaction, this is as great a place as any to go.


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