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Pray for the Wildcats (1974)

Griffith plays a captain of industry who hires an ad agency (Shatner and Gortner). The agency tries to sell Griffith on a campaign shot in Baja, California. Griffith won't sign without all ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Andy Griffith ... Sam Farragut
William Shatner ... Warren Summerfield
Robert Reed ... Paul McIlvain
Marjoe Gortner ... Terry Maxon
Angie Dickinson ... Nancy McIlvain
Janet Margolin ... Krissie Kincaid
Lorraine Gary ... Lila Summerfield
John Barbour ... Howard Norlan
Robert Burton Robert Burton ... Michael (as Skip Burton)
Marilyn Hearn Marilyn Hearn ... Loris
William Wintersole ... Mr. Perrins
Paul Kent Paul Kent ... Dr. Harris
John Brascia John Brascia ... Captain Guiterrez
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Griffith plays a captain of industry who hires an ad agency (Shatner and Gortner). The agency tries to sell Griffith on a campaign shot in Baja, California. Griffith won't sign without all of them seeing Baja first-hand: on a dirt-bike road trip fraught with danger. Written by Roger Thornhill <rogerthornhill@webtv.net>

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They're off on a wild motorcycle trip into hell...a bully...a coward...a survivor...and a man who faces his own death and finds a courage he never knew he had.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Preghiera per i gatti selvaggi See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The shirts the group wears in Baja are almost exact copies of the uniforms from Star Trek: The Original Series. Shatner and Griffith wear command gold while Reed has a red security shirt. See more »

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Imagine "Blue Velvet" as made by someone with NO talent
26 November 2001 | by jwpappasSee all my reviews

My roommates & I nearly shorted out our TV from the numerous spit-takes we did while watching this hilarious piece of 1970s self important pseudo-zen dreck. I'd read about this campfest for ages and scanned my local late night TV listings for YEARS in search of this elusive turd. Several years ago our local ABC affiliate was known for showing cool flicks for its late night weekend flick (ie "Frogs", "Night of the Lepus", etc). Then one day it happened: at 1:40am on a Saturday night (over 5 years ago) there it was! We had over 15 folks over and the flick did NOT disappoint!

See! Andy Griffith as the silliest & most unthreatening bad guy since Jaye Davidson in "Stargate"!

See! William Shatner sport a variety of things atop his head that only faintly resemble human hair (or anything organic for that matter).

Hear! jaw droppingly inane 1970s psychobabble that makes "Chicken Soup For The Soul" sound like BF Skinner

Feel! Content that any decade was better than the 70s.

For those still reading...the plot surrounds a bunch of middle class mid level a--holes who decide to suck up to their s---head boss (Griffith) by joining him on a cross dessert race that spans California & Mexico. They all wear leather jackets, looking more Christopher Street than anything else. Along the way they stop at a Cantina, get drunk, smoke joints (the sight Robert "Mike Brady" Reed smoke a joint is an image you won't soon forget), start a fight, attempt rape, and just act like a bunch of suburban middle class jack offs. Although I have an excellent copy that I taped off TV I WISH this one would be released on video so the whole world could enjoy its half baked goofiness.


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