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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:

Wild America See more »

Filming Locations:

Banff, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,810,586, 6 July 1997

Gross USA:

$7,342,923

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,342,923
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marty went on to produce the acclaimed nature series 'Wild America'. Mark became an Emmy award winner and one of the foremost wildlife filmmakers in the world. Marshall recently completed a documentary about endangered snails. He is now looking for bigger game. And Agnes spent two glorious weeks on the beaches of Hawaii, while Marty Sr. combed the island for car parts. See more »

Goofs

When Marshall says "Cut it out you guys" to his brothers, his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

Marty Stouffer: It's quiet in there.
Mark Stouffer: That's because he's dead. Dad killed him.
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Crazy Credits

Wildlife documentary from the 1982 TV series by the real Marty Stouffer accompanies the credits. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1997 (1998) See more »

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It Ain't Alright
Performed by John Mayall
Words and Music by Walter Jacobs
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited/London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
Published by Arc Music Corporation (BMI)
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Awesome family movie depicting one of America's best loved filmographer!
6 April 2009 | by justajarofclaySee all my reviews

This movie is an absolute classic! It's Disney at its best for the wild at heart it is timeless. The relationship between the brothers makes the movie. Each character is beautifully woven and "real".

Inspired by imperfect but truly loving and good old American idealist parents, the boys leap out of the nest and clamor after their own dreams. It rings true to any wise parent, who knows that someday they will have to let go. Great movie for the whole family! A beautiful story of family ties, courage, perseverance and imperfect but admirable characters who each learn their very own lesson. It truly captures the essence of true American spirit! Watch for - The real Stouffer brothers who have cameos in the film as three "uncredited" ruffians (in the scene where the boys are driving to snow country).


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