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.
Rating:
PG (violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
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Studio:
Warner Bros. Pictures

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Cast

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
Zack Ward
as D.C.
Anastasia Spivey
as Donna Jo
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.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
Washington Post
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Wild America feels like something the Walt Disney company produced for junior-high-classroom consumption 30 years ago.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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The antic coming of age of three Arkansas brothers centers the amusing and entertaining Wild America.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Variety
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No excerpt available.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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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

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