Wild America (1997)


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The sap runneth over in this unpaved road movie based on the formative years of real-life nature filmmakers Marshall, Mark and Marty Stouffer.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas
as Marshall Stouffer
Devon Sawa
as Mark Stouffer
Scott Bairstow
as Marty Stouffer Jr.
Frances Fisher
as Agnes Stouffer
Jamey Sheridan
as Marty Stouffer Sr.
Don Stroud
as Stango
Amy Lee Douglas
as Julie Anne
Maggie Blackkettle
as Old Native Woman
Larry Reese
as Dr. Pierce
Susan Dear
as Donna Pierce
Nadine Browning
as Woman at Gravesite
Norman Taber
as D.C. Gang Member
Devon Dear
as Swoon Girl #1
Jennifer Mikelson
as Swoon Girl #2
Emily Messmer
as Swoon Girl #3
Danny Glover
as Bigfoot the Mountain Man
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Critic Reviews for Wild America

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

It's decent family fare.

Jul 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Wild America feels like something the Walt Disney company produced for junior-high-classroom consumption 30 years ago.

Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The antic coming of age of three Arkansas brothers centers the amusing and entertaining Wild America.

Oct 18, 2008
Top Critic

Supposedly, Wild America is a family film, but I can't figure out which members of the family it's intended for.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Wild America often feels like a MMMBop-ish Hanson brothers music video redone for the Discovery Channel.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4

The movie, ostensibly a chronicle of nature, has no patience at all for the processes of nature: It's cut like a music video, with stuff just happening really fast.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wild America

Wild America was a good little film with a decent cast, story and directing. This film isn't as bad as so many others have said it would be. The film has an interesting and fun story, and the cast is pretty good considering that overall they're not very good actors in general terms to begin with. Wild America is fun entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. There's a nice blend of comedy and drama that gives it a unique viewing experience, and like I said, the cast for what they do, do it well, despite the fact that most aren't good. I enjoyed the film and how it was different from other drama comedy films, and it was a flawed, but enjoyable film nonetheless. Wild America is adventure film that delivers some memorable comedic bits. Like every other comedy films, this film manages to be amusing and there are lots of good elements that people don't give credit to. This is a much better film than most people would care to admit, and I'm not a fan of the actors in question, but I give them credit for delivering something fun on-screen. If you're looking for an entertaining family film that has good laughs, adventure and a good story, this film is a good choice. Though flawed, Wild America is far from being a bad film, and I think it's fairly underrated, and deserves a bit more credit than all the flack it has received. This film is actually the best performances of Jonathan Taylor-Thomas and Devon Sawa who are overall bad actors. A must see for Adventure film fans looking for a good dose of comedy to boot.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Cutesy kid movie, but I got a little bored half way through. But some really nice scenery!

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

I love this in the fact that it's so much fun and a great story about brothers. The road story aspect also sets it apart from the majority of other coming of age dramas. I really thought the cast worked well together and made the biopic element come off a lot more accurate.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

oh yes, classic. JTT, Devon Sawa, and Scott Bairstow..... whos Scott Bairstow, you ask?? are you serious? forget it you wouldnt like this all they do is save a panda from being raped and watch tigers and stuff.

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

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