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Wilder Napalm (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 August 1993 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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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 <ms@vortex.is>

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Never start a romance you can't put out.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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

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20 August 1993 (USA)  »

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Vida Foudroyant: It's 12:47 and 23 seconds. Time to screw. Let's do it in the booth.
Wilder Foudroyant: You're not serious.
Vida Foudroyant: Yes, I really am!
Wilder Foudroyant: Vida! Vida!
Vida Foudroyant: Okay. Let's just find some hedges or something. Oh, baby, I'm rarin' to go!
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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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Duke of Earl
Written by Earl Edwards, Bernice Williams & Gene Chandler (as Eugene Dixon)
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Great portrayal of film music
9 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The people who are bad-mouthing this film are those who don't understand film to begin with. These are the people who love movie blockbusters and adverse to any movie that doesn't star Leonardo DiCaprio. Wilder Napalm is a neat little film that may seem quirky and maybe even stupid at first, but what it lacks in plot, it more than makes up for in substance.

One thing in particular about the movie that impressed me was it's use of music, which plays a large part. Those students of film music will notice how important music is in the movie, both in Vida and Wilder's life, and in the background. Wilder's theme, Vida's theme, and Wallace's theme are all heard in the opening sequence, and it is funny how some of the lyrics play out. For instance, in the scene where the men are singing "Duke of Earl", Vida is with Wilder when the men sing something like "She is my girl", and then she goes over to Wallace to give him something when the men sing the lyric "She will be my girl" cleverly showing the tension between the two brothers There are all sorts of little intricacies like this inside the movie, and while it may look like a flop on the outside, the real student of film will notice how good this movie really is.


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