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Night of the Wilding (1990)

Three boys have gone wild by raping and brutally beating several people. Defense attorney Joseph Fainer accepts the case only to find that the prosecuting attorney is his ex-wife.


Joseph Merhi


Joseph Merhi, Charles T. Kanganis (as Charles Kanganis)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Estrada ... Joseph
Joey Travolta ... Paul
Kathrin Middleton ... Marion (as Kathrin Lautner)
Isaac Allan Isaac Allan ... Carl
Charlie Ganis Charlie Ganis ... Martin
Robert Dickey Robert Dickey ... Allen
Pamela Dixon Pamela Dixon ... Linda
Jean Levine Jean Levine ... Judge
Robert Gallo ... Robert
Raymond Martino Raymond Martino ... Anthony
Addison Randall Addison Randall ... Detective
Julie Austin Julie Austin ... Betty
Carol Cummings Carol Cummings ... Doris (as Kimberly Spiess)
Joe Verroca Joe Verroca ... Bill
Michelle Mania Michelle Mania ... Jane (as Michelle Smith)


Three boys have gone wild by raping and brutally beating several people. Defense attorney Joseph Fainer accepts the case only to find that the prosecuting attorney is his ex-wife.

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Release Date:

18 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite Selvagem See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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PM Entertainment Group See more »
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DVD version has extended the sexual assault including more violence and nudity See more »


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Written and Performed by Jastereo Coviare
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This movie was absolutely hilarious, errrg, awful!
10 December 2004 | by bj_doughertySee all my reviews

I must confess that I did rate this movie as a 1 for being "awful", but "awful" in a good, humorous kind of way. What makes this movie somewhat odd is the fact that it is supposedly based on a true story, on a real life Night of the Wilding. But clearly this film does not do the original tragedy any justice whatsoever. Erik Estrada is the only semi-big name in the movie which was obviously why he was cast for the lead role... all too often cheap and pointless movies like these are made as vehicles for the furtherance of a B-star's career. Yeah, annoying characters, pointless nudity (you've got to love those 2 minute scenes which feature a woman in a shower which have nothing to do with the plot), combined with a ridiculous stunt featuring an out of control car which somehow does a flip on the dugout and twists in the air, finally landing on the infield itself (I actually rewound that scene and watched it 5 times in a row because of it's downright absurdity). I probably wouldn't recommend this film to anyone except for a die-hard CHIPS fan or a fan of awesomely bad movies.

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