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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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Cast

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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The don't make 'em like this anymore...
4 December 2000 | by johdoushaSee all my reviews

I agree with Teresa. This movie is a cheesy. But, on the other hand, I thought Andy Griffith did a fine job of being a bad guy for once. William Shatner, of course, played the part of William Shatner, but then, I just like him because he's Captain James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise. Robert Reed was pretty good, too, and if you see this film, check out the interior of his house--I swear it's the same house as the one in the Brady Bunch! And sure, the film is completely dippy, and the plot's weird, and the effects are royally hand-made, but I still think this is a film worth watching, if only for the interaction between the well-known television personalities. Besides, where else do you get a chance to see William Shatner referring to someone else as "The captain?" The don't make 'em like this anymore...maybe that's a good thing. But see it anyway!


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