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Wild America (1997)

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Three brothers who are obsessed with animals are given permission from their parents to travel around America with a camera documenting wildlife.

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William Dear
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Marshall
Devon Sawa ... Mark
Scott Bairstow ... Marty
Frances Fisher ... Agnes
Jamey Sheridan ... Marty Sr.
Tracey Walter ... Leon
Don Stroud ... Stango
Zack Ward ... D.C.
Claudia Stedelin ... Annie
Anastasia Spivey Anastasia Spivey ... Donna Jo
Leighanne Littrell Leighanne Littrell ... Tanna (as Leighanne Wallace)
Amy Lee Douglas Amy Lee Douglas ... Julie Anne
Sonny Shroyer ... Bud
Rachel Fowler Rachel Fowler ... Sarah
Jennifer Crumbley ... Betsy
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some adventure peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

América Selvagem See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,875,117, 6 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,324,662, 17 August 1997
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marty went on to produce the acclaimed nature series 'Wild America'. Mark became an Emmy award winner and one of the foremost wildlife filmmakers in the world. Marshall recently completed a documentary about endangered snails. He is now looking for bigger game. And Agnes spent two glorious weeks on the beaches of Hawaii, while Marty Sr. combed the island for car parts. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Marshall and Mark are in the swamp, Marty is clearly seen not filming them being chased by the alligator but later on in the movie, when they show their film they show the alligator chasing Mark and Marshall. See more »

Quotes

Marty Stouffer: [standing up to Mark] What's this? You're Marshall's protector? From asshole to angel? I must have missed the great transformation!
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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 »

Connections

References The Predators (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
Words and Music by Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny Greenan, and Dave Owen (as Dave Owens)
Courtesy of Sun International Corporation
By Arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company
Published by Wren Music Co. (BMI)
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A film that allows you to escape life's cruelties for a period of time.
18 April 2005 | by glenford5See all my reviews

I recently watched this movie on a Sunny Sunday morning whilst in bed, sounds very ideological, but is true. I must say I do not believe it is all that bad. OK at times the screenplay does stray away from it's original context and the stereotypical WASP family may reinforce unrealistic portrayals of Hollywood, but with this, with a little effort on our behalf, we the audience can allow ourselves to be whisked away into the young boys adventure, out of the harsh realities of life. When analysed, issues of father and son relationships and the transition of boy to manhood become quite clear. Taking into consideration that the film was made nearly ten years ago, I feel it serves importantly as balance between strong realism and fairy tale.


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