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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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Wild Thing / de: Asphalt Kid (as Rob Knepper)
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Jane
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Jonathan Trask
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Leah
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ...
Robert Bednarski ...
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Winston
Sean Hewitt ...
Father Quinn
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Rasheed (as Teddy Abner)
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Lisa (as Cree Summer Francks)
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Ron Torchia ...
Hud
Christine Jones ...
Laurie
Robert Austern ...
Wiz
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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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great seldom seen film
5 July 2006 | by (west haven, ct usa) – See all my reviews

this is more than a Sat. afternoon special. Exremely well written if very low key there is a lot here if you look for it. Catch the cat companion/scout for instance. It not only could have been a comic book it should have been a comic book. The comic industry (as well as the film's publicists) missed the boat on this. One of the least know really great films. A great script by John Sayles is a strong point but the acting is good as well. Probably the best "super hero" film I've ever seen. Short on special effects but long on believability. This one's a keeper. I have never seen a DVD of this film but i used to own a VHS version. Good hunting


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