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Wild Thing (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 17 April 1987 (USA)
A child witnesses drug dealers murder his parents. He escapes and grows up wild in the city's slums. Years later he emerges to help the residents of the area who are being terrorized by street gangs and drug dealers.

Director:

Max Reid

Writers:

Larry Stamper (story), John Sayles (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Knepper ... Wild Thing / de: Asphalt Kid (as Rob Knepper)
Kathleen Quinlan ... Jane
Robert Davi ... Chopper
Maury Chaykin ... Jonathan Trask
Betty Buckley ... Leah
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge ... Wild Thing (10 years)
Robert Bednarski Robert Bednarski ... Wild Thing (3 Years)
Clark Johnson ... Winston
Sean Hewitt ... Father Quinn
Theo Caesar ... Rasheed (as Teddy Abner)
Cree Summer ... Lisa (as Cree Summer Francks)
Shawn Levy ... Paul
Ron Torchia Ron Torchia ... Hud
Christine Jones Christine Jones ... Laurie
Robert Austern Robert Austern ... Wiz
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Storyline

A child witnesses drug dealers murder his parents. He escapes and grows up wild in the city's slums. Years later he emerges to help the residents of the area who are being terrorized by street gangs and drug dealers.

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Taglines:

A loner. A legend. A hero.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Leah: I do not live off of the government's filthy green paper. I live off the land.
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamer
Written by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies
Performed by Supertramp
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Could have been a comic!
24 January 2003 | by joshua-m-merymanSee all my reviews

Not a bad saturday afternoon cable flick. Probably based on the Tarzan mystique and infused with a little Batman - I got a kick out of seeing how a kid growing up in the streets builds his own weapons from junk he finds to overcome the bad guys and set the woman of his dreams free! Kathleen Quinlan pulls a Diane Fossey/Lois Lane and actually makes you want to save her too. Good music from the always interesting George S. Clinton who went on to do "Wild Things"!


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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