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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
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ...
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 ...
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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oh yeah, I know that place(?)
9 January 2011 | by (Calumet, Mich.) – See all my reviews

Well, it is different.

I complain about movies that make no sense. I complain about movies that simply repeat other movies. The 2nd is no problem with this flick.

It's goofy, it's just a B movie, and it's not very deep but, if you're in the mood for such a tale, set in a world not far from what goofballs of the '80s found popular to imagine homeless people & homeless life being like, constructed around its own superhero, then you may find this entertaining.

Quinlan and Davi can act. Ignore that Knapper thinks the way to play ingenuous is to appear unable to act. Don't look for deeper humor than a joke about sex "hurting" because of the associated noises of the participants. Unless you find low-life hoods, after committing a murder and fleeing, taking care to put on their seatbelts, to be funny. Quinlan deserved an Oscar for making us believe she was romantically attracted to the Wild Thing. Why was there no sequel?

from the message board: "It was a bit outdated of course" what???


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