Born to Be Wild (1995)

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A small Arizona town is plagued by violence created from the tension between Anglo and Mexican-American youths. Tony (Tom Nardini) is the idealistic new kid in school who tries to alleviate long-time tensions between the rival factions. The Mexican gang is led by Paco (Zooey Hall), a hot-tempered youth with good reason to resent some of his Caucasian counterparts due to past prejudices. Bruce (David Macklin) is the leader of the white gang. Patty McCormack and Joanna Frank are the female interests who become victims of the gang struggles. Tony, formerly from San Diego, attempts to change the attitudes of the polarized and violent groups. Simms (Russ Bender) is a bigoted educator who fans the flames of hate, and Wilson (Arthur Peterson) is the school principal who is helpless to stop the violence between the two factions. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
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PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
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Cast

Wil Horneff
as Rick Heller
Helen Shaver
as Margaret Heller
Peter Boyle
as Gus Charnley
Jean Marie Barnwell
as Lacey Carr
John C. McGinley
as Max Carr
Gregory Itzin
as Walter Mallinson
Titus Welliver
as Sergeant Markle
Don Brady
as Search Cop
Thomas F. Wilson
as Det. Lou Greenberg
Debbie Lee Carrington
as Gorilla Team
Alan Ruck
as Dan Woodley
Janet Carroll
as Judge Billings
John Procaccino
as Ed Price
Obba Babatundé
as Interpreter
David Wingert
as Gary James
John Pleshette
as Donald Carr
Dave MacIntyre
as Charnley's Guard #1
Michael MacRae
as Country Store Cop
Bruce Wright
as Jack Graham
Don McLeod
as Gorilla Team
Talia Paul
as Gorilla Team
David MacIntyre
as Charnley's Guard No. 1
Rob Cea
as Charnley's Guard No. 2
Sarah Brooke
as Lacey's Mom
Jordan Michelman
as Lacey's Brother
Troy Evans
as Farmer
Sandra Lee Dejong
as Farmer's Wife
Larry Albert
as Plain Clothes Officer
Amy Scott
as Burger Girl
Chad Lindberg
as Burger Boss
Drake Collier
as Anchorman
Monica Hart
as Anchorwoman
Joanna Frank
as Raquel
Zooey Hall
as Paco
Russ Bender
as Teacher Simms
Arthur Peterson
as Principal Wilson
Keith Taylor
as Din-Din
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Critic Reviews for Born to Be Wild

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Audience Reviews for Born to Be Wild

So-so movie that is predictable and juvenile. Decent film for kids but not much there for adults. The sign language usage is cool though.

Tim Meyers
Tim Meyers

Very few movies about teens and animals that befriend them are amusing. This one is but still nothing spectacular.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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½

The best monkey road trip movie ever! "1 large enormo burger, 1 large enormo shake, 1 large enormo fry"! Classic line, just classic.

Greg Platte
Greg Platte

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