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Wilder Napalm (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 August 1993 (USA)
Two brothers with the secret power of starting fires with their minds, reunite after years apart, only to find conflict with their differing lifestyles.

Director:

Glenn Gordon Caron

Writer:

Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Winger ... Vida Foudroyant
Dennis Quaid ... Wallace Foudroyant / Biff the Clown
Arliss Howard ... Wilder Foudroyant
M. Emmet Walsh ... Fire Chief
Jim Varney ... Rex
Mimi Lieber ... Snake Lady
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Deputy Sheriff Spivey
Justin LaBlanc Justin LaBlanc ... Young Wilder
Lance Lee Baxley Lance Lee Baxley ... Young Wallace
Peter Willie Peter Willie ... Horace Braintree
Daniel Hagen ... Harrison
Eric Whitmore Eric Whitmore ... Maurice
Robert Peters ... Deputy Sheriff Day
Buck Nolan Buck Nolan ... Tall Man
Rae L. Lawrence Rae L. Lawrence ... Bingo Lady
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Storyline

Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up very differently. Wilder has become a regular 9-5 workaday joe but Wallace performs his feats with a traveling circus. When the circus comes to Wilder's home town Wallace starts coming on strong to Wilder's wife, Vida who, ironically, is a slight pyromaniac. Written by Stefan Halldorsson <ms@vortex.is>

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Never start a romance you can't put out.

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahava Boeret See more »

Filming Locations:

Ivuedim, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$84,859
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Arliss Howard and Debra Winger are real-life husband and wife. See more »

Quotes

Vida Foudroyant: It's 12:47 and 23 seconds. Time to screw. Let's do it in the booth.
Wilder Foudroyant: You're not serious.
Vida Foudroyant: Yes, I really am!
Wilder Foudroyant: Vida! Vida!
Vida Foudroyant: Okay. Let's just find some hedges or something. Oh, baby, I'm rarin' to go!
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Connections

References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

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Moon River
Written by Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini
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Jerry Springer meets the Fantastic Four in a photomat.
22 November 1998 | by JLee-2See all my reviews

This movie took the Jerry Springer approach to super-human power. "Wilder Napalm" is the kind of theme-based movie that I love, addressing the idea that prodigies in America are defined either by their gifts or by attempts to hide them. At the same time, the movie points out that every prodigy is only human, and no more to be feared or worshipped than any other human being. This was a great comedy, fun and human with that slight satiric edge.


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