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Wild Thing (1987)




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In this film, a wild, uncivilized child lives in a crime-infested city neighborhood and stalks his victims in a most inhuman way.

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Robert Knepper
as Wild Thing
Robert Davi
as Chopper
Maury Chaykin
as Detective Trask
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge
as Wild Thing (age 10)
Robert Bednarski
as Free/Wild Thing (age 3)
Sean Hewitt (II)
as Father Quinn
Teddy Abner
as Rasheed
as Rod/Hud
Tom Rack
as Braindrain
Robert Ozores
as El Borracho
Lorena Gale
as Scooter
Alastair Chartey
as Blood Andrew
Freddie James
as Blood Flash
George Popovich
as Cab Driver
Ron Lea
as Dink
Mitsumi Takahashi
as Katie Nagasaki
Doug Price
as Cousin Louie
Susan Seymour
as Teenager
Wally Martin
as Desk Clerk
Audie Grant
as Runaway Boy
Jodie Resther
as Schoolgirl
Neil Kroetsch
as Photographer
Harry Stanjofski
as Sgt. Matty
Tyrone Benskin
as Detective Maury
Neil Affleck
as Detective Walt
Joe Cazalet
as Chuckie
Arthur Holden
as Gay Bar Manager
Bonnie Beck
as Barbara
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Critic Reviews for Wild Thing

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Also involved are the local cops, exemplified by suspicious detective Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon).

January 8, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

[Max] Reid's direction is nearly incoherent in places, a relief from the coherent passages. The acting generally suits the material.

May 21, 2003 | Full Review…

There's a movie here, all right. The question is, where is it? And how did Wild Thing so decisively miss so many opportunities to do something with it?

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Fans of Tarzan or Batman or simply 1980s cinema should definitely seek out Wild Thing as a harmless curiosity, if not essential viewing.

February 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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