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Wilder Napalm (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  20 August 1993 (USA)
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Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up very differently. Wilder has become a regular 9-5 workaday joe but Wallace performs his feats with a traveling circus. When the circus comes to Wilder's home town Wallace starts coming on strong to Wilder's wife, Vida who, ironically, is a slight pyromaniac. Written by Stefan Halldorsson <>

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Never start a romance you can't put out.


Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ahava Boeret  »

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Wallace: Why, we're just one big ol' thermonuclear family, Wilder!
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One of the best films of the 90's !
18 March 2006 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

It does come out of left field, and REALLY isn't what you're expecting. But I love that. The most memorable movie experiences come from being surprised, if you ask me. If you haven't been tipped off about the mysterious "thing" that makes these brothers so're in for a treat.

The cast is fantastic, but not stretching so much that it's palpable. The special effects come out of nowhere (seriously, it's like an oddly dark romantic comedy until they do -- then WOW) and they're great. The overall cinematography is easy on the eyes, the editing and sound are very good quality, and the twisted story unfolds without clichés. While none of these aspects individually make it a blockbuster, the "what the hell?" factor ALONE makes it a film treasure.

The people who bash this movie make no sense. It's one of those often-overlooked flicks of the 90's that you've either never heard of, or love so much you jump at the mention of its title.

I'm in the latter group.

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