Wild Thing (film)

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Wild Thing
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Directed by Max Reid
Produced by David Calloway
Nicolas Clermont
Written by John Sayles
Starring Robert Knepper
Kathleen Quinlan
Music by George S. Clinton
Cinematography René Verzier
Edited by Battle Davis
Steven Rosenblum
Distributed by Atlantic Entertainment Group
Release date
  • April 17, 1987 (1987-04-17)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office US$84,000

Wild Thing is a 1987 film released by Atlantic Entertainment Group directed by Max Reid, screenplay by John Sayles, and story by Larry Stamper.


When his parents are killed in a botched drug deal, a young boy is taken in by a bag lady who teaches him about the Blue Coats (Cops) and White Coats (Doctors). After her death he becomes an urban Tarzan defending innocents in a large city. He soon becomes an urban legend and 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. Armed with a bow and arrow and makeshift equipment such as a grappling hook made from an old umbrella he and his cat sidekick set out to avenge his parents death when he finds the drug dealer that killed them. The song Wild Thing by the Troggs is played as a sort of theme music for this unlikely hero, played by Robert Knepper.


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