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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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William Dear
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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 the boys are going back to the cave after Mark has broken his leg, he is using one crutch and on the wrong leg. He is using it to support the leg without the cast, and putting full pressure on the cast. Later he switches the crutch to the other side. See more »

Quotes

Marty Stouffer: No, Mom, he's fine, he just fell down a mountain.
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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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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Live for Today
Performed by The Grass Roots
Words and Music by Mogol, Norman Shapiro and Guido Cenciarelli
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
Published by BMG Ariola Musica, S.P.A. (SIAE)
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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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