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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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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A loner. A legend. A hero.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asphalt Kid 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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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Project X/Wild Thing/Heaven/Gothic (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Hollywood Story
(Instrumental)
Written and Performed by David Kitay and Guy Moon
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great seldom seen film
5 July 2006 | by plynkySee all my reviews

this is more than a Sat. afternoon special. Exremely well written if very low key there is a lot here if you look for it. Catch the cat companion/scout for instance. It not only could have been a comic book it should have been a comic book. The comic industry (as well as the film's publicists) missed the boat on this. One of the least know really great films. A great script by John Sayles is a strong point but the acting is good as well. Probably the best "super hero" film I've ever seen. Short on special effects but long on believability. This one's a keeper. I have never seen a DVD of this film but i used to own a VHS version. Good hunting


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