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Wild America (1997)

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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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Francis Fisher plays Jonathan Taylor Thomas's character's mother in this film. In 1991 she was cast as his character's mother in the show "Home Improvement", but was replaced due to poor early audience reaction to her. See more »

Goofs

When the boys are filming Marshals antics at the beginning of the movie, they use a Kodak Brownie 8mm camera. The Brownie was a spring wound camera. As the film was exposed the spring unwound and the winding key, visible on the side of the camera would turn. In this movie it doesn't. Further, the camera held only two minutes of film and the spring wind would expose less than one minute. Many of the sequences are longer than that. When they upgrade to 16mm we see them watching their first footage. They use a Bell & Howell 500 series sound projector. It's threaded wrong with the film coming off the back of the feed reel instead of the front. At the end of the movie they use the same projector to show their "unfinished" film and they use the same reels of film. Their complaint that they didn't shoot enough film to give a show is justified. Only 4 or 5 minutes of film is on the take-up reel when the show ends. Also, an equal amount is on the feed reel, unshown, even though they have apparently shown all the film they had. See more »

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Marshall Stouffer: [about his older brothers] They were most dangerous when they had a camera in their hands. They had a camera in their hands a lot.
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Wildlife documentary from the 1982 TV series by the real Marty Stouffer accompanies the credits. See more »

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References Wild America (1982) See more »

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Magic Carpet Ride
Performed by Steppenwolf
Words and Music by John Kay and Ruchton Moreve
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
Published by Duchess Music Corporation/Kings Road Music (BMI)
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I still love this movie...
6 September 2003 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

When I heard that Jonathan Taylor Thomas was doing a movie with Devon Sawa at the height of my teenybopper stage, needless to say I was excited. The weird thing is that I still love this movie now. The plot follows the three Stouffer brothers, Marty, Mark, and Marshall, following their dreams to get out of their small town and dead-end future as mechanics and go out and film animals. Not just any animals, though, the "biggest bad-a**es of the animal kingdom," which results in a few thrilling, sometimes comic adventures for the three brothers. The brothers want the piece de resistance of their film to be an infamous cave where a group of bears are reputed to sleep together, the rumor that actually starts their trip and leads to the biggest adventure of all. This movie is full of hope that dreams can come true, as cheesy as that sounds, and is even better as it is a true story based on the naturalists behind Wild America. Great shots of animals, as well (not counting fake bear suits).


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