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Wild America (1997)

Three brothers who are obsessed with animals are given permission from their parents to travel around America with a camera documenting wildlife.

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Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, bears and moose. Written by Anonymous

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take a ride on the wild side.


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Rated PG for language and some adventure peril | See all certifications »

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2 July 1997 (USA)  »

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América Selvagem  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,875,117, 6 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,324,662, 17 August 1997
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Marty went on to produce the acclaimed nature series 'Wild America'. Mark became an Emmy award winner and one of the foremost wildlife filmmakers in the world. Marshall recently completed a documentary about endangered snails. He is now looking for bigger game. And Agnes spent two glorious weeks on the beaches of Hawaii, while Marty Sr. combed the island for car parts. See more »

Goofs

When the Dad crashes his big rig truck, the shot inside the cab reveals a woman to his right with a lit cigarette in her hand. She grabs him on the right shoulder and then he swerves to the left. Don't know if she is giving him a cue to swerve or she is the "hidden" girlfriend. We never see her again though! See more »

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Leon: [fantisizing with the clouds] I'm thinking dinosaur.
Marshall Stouffer: Rabbit lying down.
Leon: Could be a hog head. Big old skunk. Or a turtle. Chevy bumper.
Marshall Stouffer: [narrating] Leon had been in the Air Force with my dad. They used to patch up fighter planes, then Dad would take them up and test them. After the war, he followed my dad home, and lived with us ever since.
Leon: [still trying to make out what a cloud looks like] Bushel Basket. Gold spud. Nope, definitely a rabbit lying down.
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Crazy Credits

Wildlife documentary from the 1982 TV series by the real Marty Stouffer accompanies the credits. See more »

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References The Predators (1976) See more »

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Time Won't Let Me
Performed by The Outsiders
Written by Chet Kelley and Tom King
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
Published by Beechwood Music Corp. (BMI)
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A film that allows you to escape life's cruelties for a period of time.
18 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I recently watched this movie on a Sunny Sunday morning whilst in bed, sounds very ideological, but is true. I must say I do not believe it is all that bad. OK at times the screenplay does stray away from it's original context and the stereotypical WASP family may reinforce unrealistic portrayals of Hollywood, but with this, with a little effort on our behalf, we the audience can allow ourselves to be whisked away into the young boys adventure, out of the harsh realities of life. When analysed, issues of father and son relationships and the transition of boy to manhood become quite clear. Taking into consideration that the film was made nearly ten years ago, I feel it serves importantly as balance between strong realism and fairy tale.


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