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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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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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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

Francis Fisher plays Jonathan Taylor Thomas' character's mother in this film. In 1991, she was cast as his character's mother in the show Home Improvement (1991), but was replaced due to poor early audience reaction to her. See more »

Goofs

When summer recess begins, all trees have green leaves in their home town. It's the same thing when they come back home after their journey. But nowhere else in the USA do we see one single green leaf during the whole summer. It's obvious most of the film was shot during another season (late autumn or early spring). See more »

Quotes

Marshall Stouffer: [about his older brothers] They were most dangerous when they had a camera in their hands. They had a camera in their hands a lot.
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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 Wild America (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Magic Carpet Ride
Performed by Steppenwolf
Words and Music by John Kay and Rushton Moreve
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
Published by Duchess Music Corporation/Kings Road Music (BMI)
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Wild America
31 March 2007 | by paula122452See all my reviews

Although this is an old movie, I just saw it on television for the first time. It is a great Saturday afternoon movie to watch with kids. I didn't remember Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Weiss) in any other shows, but he has a very commanding presence on screen. The director really knew how capture his very cherub face with his captivating blond hair and haunting blue eyes.For a while I was just mesmerized watching how he moved throughout the film. I could actually 'see' his maturity and growth as he encountered many antics with his brothers. It was very believable and the theme is definitely something I would encourage my students to evaluate and analyze as their own lives reflect some of the same things these young men experienced. It had action, adventure, love and caring parents -for once! The family structure was secure and I was happy to see that. Our kids see so much violence and family destruction- they need to see something positive. I will definitely add this one to my list of videos my students can watch.


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