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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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 »


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?


Christopher Jones' singing was dubbed by Harley Hatcher (aka Paul Wibier). See more »


Sally Leroy: America's greatest contribution has been to teach the world that getting old is such a drag.
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Referenced in Jobriath A.D. (2012) See more »


Sally LeRoy
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by The Second Time
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youthful politics
12 May 2005 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A film with the juvenile concept of the young people taking over the country takes the idea to some amusing conclusions. The aging members of the U. S. Senate are trying to convene session while stoned on LSD, and the center of the film, Max Frost, who becomes a rock star and President, finally sees his chance to get even with his domineering mother played by Shelley Winters. While it doesn't do much in its stereotyped portrayal of the 60's counter-culture, going a mile wide of any attempt at nuance or depth, it has a lot of energy and creativity. Directed by Barry Shear, who in the early 70's made ACROSS 110TH STREET.

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