Wild Thing (1987)

Wild Thing


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After his hippie parents are killed in a botched drug deal, a child is taken in by a bag lady in this implausible drama. Wild Thing (Rob Knepper) grows up to be the champion of street justice, espousing a 1960s philosophy and coming to the aid of the helpless and oppressed. Jane (Kathleen Quinlan) is the concerned social worker who falls for the hero. The hit song Wild Thing by the Troggs is used often but has nothing to do with the story or the hero being portrayed.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: John Sayles
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as Wild Thing

as Chopper

as Detective Trask

as Wild Thing (age 10)

as Free/Wild Thing (age...

as Father Quinn

as Rasheed

as Rod/Hud

as Braindrain

as El Borracho

as Scooter

as Blood Andrew

as Blood Eric

as Blood Flash

as Cab Driver

as Dink

as Edwina

as Katie Nagasaki

as Cousin Louie

as Teenager

as Desk Clerk

as Runaway Boy

as Schoolgirl

as Photographer

as Sgt. Matty

as Detective Maury

as Detective Walt

as Chuckie

as Gay Bar Manager

as Barbara
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Critic Reviews for Wild Thing

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

March 18, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Wild Thing

Not a horrible movie, but there are some gloriously over the top moments which make for pretty solid bad movie enjoyment.

Steve M.

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