Wild in the Streets

1968

Wild in the Streets (1968)

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A campy satire about a rock star/drug dealer who is elected president once the voting age has been lowered to fourteen. The title song was a big hit in the 60's and the film itself was well-liked by many critics.

Cast

Christopher Jones
as Max Jacob 'Frost' Flatow Jr.
Shelley Winters
as Mrs. Daphne Flatow
Hal Holbrook
as Senator Fergus
Ed Begley Sr.
as Senator Allbright
Diane Varsi
as Sally LeRoy
Richard Pryor
as Stanley X
Bert Freed
as Max Jacob Flatow Sr.
Melvin Belli
as Himself
Dick Clark
as Himself
Larry Bishop
as Abraham
May Ishihara
as Fuji Ellie
Don Wyndham
as Joseph Fergus
Kellie Flanagan
as Young Mary Fergus
Salli Sachse
as Hippie Mother
Paul H. Frees
as Narrator
Louis Lomax
as Himself
Jack Latham
as Himself
Pamela Mason
as Herself
Army Archerd
as Himself
Gene Shacove
as Himself
Barry Williams
as Young Max
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Critic Reviews for Wild in the Streets

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Wild in the Streets is a kind of instant classic, a revved-up La Chinoise or Privilege for the drive-ins in summertime.

Jun 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Despite its rough edges and airy trimmings, the film has a chilling nub of possibility to it.

Jun 4, 2014
Time Out
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An often chilling political science fiction drama, with comedy, the production considers the takeover of American government by the preponderant younger population.

Jun 4, 2014 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

For this audience, Wild in the Streets needs no serious political comment and no real understanding of how pop music and the mass media work together. It's a silly film, but it does communicate in the simplest, most direct terms.

Jun 4, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Shelley Winters, as George's mother, gives the most tasteless performance of her career, while Barry Shear directs as if he'd seen Dr. Strangelove a few too many times.

Jun 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Even acknowledging it as a sign of the times, it comes off as awfully obvious in its satiric implications, making easy points while limping its way toward a daft denouement.

Sep 17, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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