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Wild in the Streets (1968)

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



(screenplay), (story "The Day it All Happened, Baby")

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Cast overview:
Mrs. Daphne Flatow
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 »


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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  »

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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 »


[last lines]
Boy: [towards camera] We're gonna put everyone over 10 out of business!
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Referenced in Jobriath A.D. (2012) See more »


Fourteen Or Fight
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by The 13th Power
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Saw it on the Big Screen, just saw it again.
12 September 2006 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

When this came out in 1968 I was 17. It made a huge impression on me then. What a wild and strange movie. I was not really ready for this movie but I liked it just the same. When Max said 14 or fight, I believed him. Of course at 17 I couldn't vote but I was facing 18 and at that time the Vietnam draft. Scary times indeed. Just the other night it was on TMC and I recorded it. I don't think I've seen it anywhere since. It was fun to watch it again, Shelly Winters looked really young, Ed Begley was perfect as the stoned out old Senator and Christopher Jones, going from rock star to politician to President and then to "old guy" played the part to a tee. The only thing about this movie I didn't care for was that it type casted Jones and he really didn't do much after this movie.

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