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Wild America (1997)

 -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  2 July 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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$2,875,117 (USA) (4 July 1997)

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$7,324,662 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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The real-life Stouffer brothers played the three stranded travelers. See more »

Goofs

Marshall uses his brothers' toothbrushes (the green and yellow ones) to clean the toilet, then places them back in the holders with their names on them. Marty's is yellow, Mark's is green and Marshall's is blue. Later that night, Marty is using the blue toothbrush, Mark is using the dirty green, and Marshall is using the dirty yellow one. 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

Right before the credits roll: On April 6, 1977 "The Predators" aired on NBC narrated by Robert Redford. Marty went on to produce the acclaimed series "Wild America". Mark became an Emmy award winner and one of the foremost wildlife filmmakers in the world. Marshall recently complete a documentary about endangered snails. He is now looking for bigger game. (Then a postcard of "Mom and Dad" saying "Greetings from Hawaii) And Agnes spent two glorious weeks on the beaches of Hawaii while Marty Sr. combed the island for car parts. See more »

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References The Predators (1976) See more »

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It Ain't Alright
Performed by John Mayall
Words and Music by Walter Jacobs
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited/London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
Published by Arc Music Corporation (BMI)
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Good clean family fun, and pretty funny
1 October 2010 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

I believe in grading movies on a curve. This one is not in the same class as Citizen Kane or Fargo or Some Like It Hot. Instead this is a low-budget and somewhat corny—okay, pretty corny—family film like, oh, Because of Winn-Dixie. And graded on the curve appropriate for that class, this is at least an 8 out of 10. I'll be honest, my wife is the one who ordered this from Netflix and I didn't want to see it. I had Gosford Park in the DVD tray ready to go. But my wife thought our 15-year old would enjoy Wild America more, and our daughter agreed. I was outnumbered. So we watched this film.

I didn't know anything about it. We were a good 10 minutes or more into the film before I put the family's last name (Stouffer) together with the first name of the oldest son (Marty) and realized, "Hey, I know who this kid is: It's Marty Stouffer of..." D'oh.

Anyway, I expect that the real adventures of the real Marty and his brothers weren't quite as colorful as those of the characters in the film. But there were a good combination of excitement (and from some unlikely sources, like F-14 jets dropping bombs) and genuine humor. I laughed hard again and again.

Special effects? Well, I'll just say, it ain't Jurassic Park. I think the animal props were rented from a budget prop store in Atlanta. But it didn't matter. I enjoyed the film a lot. Do what I did, get some fresh hot pizza, sit back with your spouse and a kid or two, and enjoy it yourself.


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