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Wild Thing (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 17 April 1987 (USA)
A child witnesses drug dealers murder his parents. He escapes and grows up wild in the city's slums. Years later he emerges to help the residents of the area who are being terrorized by street gangs and drug dealers.

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Wild Thing / de: Asphalt Kid (as Rob Knepper)
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Jane
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Jonathan Trask
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Leah
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Robert Bednarski ...
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Winston
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Father Quinn
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Rasheed (as Teddy Abner)
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Lisa (as Cree Summer Francks)
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Paul
Ron Torchia ...
Hud
Christine Jones ...
Laurie
Robert Austern ...
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A child witnesses drug dealers murder his parents. He escapes and grows up wild in the city's slums. Years later he emerges to help the residents of the area who are being terrorized by street gangs and drug dealers.

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A loner. A legend. A hero.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Definitely a film in the "guilty pleasure" category
24 February 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Hey, John Sayles wrote the screenplay -- that alone is a good reason to check out this little-remembered film. While other 80's films such as the Marc Singer classic "Beastmaster" and Christopher Lambert's "Greystoke" fit nicely into the hunky men in loincloths oeuvre, this one had a nice twist in that it gave the Tarzan legend a modern spin, and in addition threw in a sort of Robin Hood/Batman urban legend quality. All in all, an extremely interesting venture.


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