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The Wild Ride (1960)

A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few ... See full summary »

Director:

Harvey Berman

Writers:

Marion Rothman (screenplay), Ann Porter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Jack Nicholson ... Johnny Varron
Georgianna Carter Georgianna Carter ... Nancy
Robert Bean Robert Bean ... Dave
Carol Bigby Carol Bigby ... Joyce
John Bologni John Bologni ... Barny
Gary Espinosa Gary Espinosa ... Cliff
Judith Trezise Judith Trezise ... Ann
Wesley Marie Tackitt Wesley Marie Tackitt ... (as Wesley Tackitt)
Sydene Wallace Sydene Wallace
Donna Dabney Donna Dabney
Garry Korpi Garry Korpi
Leonard Williams Leonard Williams
John Holden John Holden
Raymond O'Day Raymond O'Day
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A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few police officers, and finally sees his own life end in tragedy. Written by Tiff Banks

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From roaring hot rods to the racing big time!

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for teen drinking and anti-social behavior, and for brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Velocity See more »

Filming Locations:

Clayton, California, USA

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Harvey Berman Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (producer's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Johnny Varron: She's got you mixed
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Well, it is short.
28 July 2005 | by twilliams2978See all my reviews

At almost 60 minutes, you won't suffer long through this dog.

Picked up this jewel for $1.

The "hipster" talk comes rapid fire -- "man", "far out", "dig", etc.

Are you digging this so far?

Seeing Jack Nicholson 45 years ago was not as interesting as I thought it would be.

I checked most of the rest of the cast, and only a couple were in anything but "B" pictures of the early 60s.

And the director is "so far out" he can't be found after something called "Sextet" in 1964.

##### Spoiler #####

"Highlight" of the movie -- outside a diner, one of the teens mentions Marlon Brando's "The Wild Ones" to Nicholson.

Almost enough to make you forget "The Wild Ride" -- certainly not the worst movie of all time. But it must rank somewhere in the top 100.

Dig?


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