Wild America (1997)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Three brothers who are obsessed with animals are given permission from their parents to travel around America with a camera documenting wildlife.




  • Scott Bairstow and Devon Sawa in Wild America (1997)
  • Wild America (1997)
  • Scott Bairstow and Devon Sawa in Wild America (1997)
  • Devon Sawa and Jonathan Taylor Thomas in Wild America (1997)
  • Scott Bairstow, Devon Sawa, and Zack Ward in Wild America (1997)
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6 April 2009 | justajarofclay
Awesome family movie depicting one of America's best loved filmographer!
This movie is an absolute classic! It's Disney at its best for the wild at heart it is timeless. The relationship between the brothers makes the movie. Each character is beautifully woven and "real".

Inspired by imperfect but truly loving and good old American idealist parents, the boys leap out of the nest and clamor after their own dreams. It rings true to any wise parent, who knows that someday they will have to let go. Great movie for the whole family! A beautiful story of family ties, courage, perseverance and imperfect but admirable characters who each learn their very own lesson. It truly captures the essence of true American spirit! Watch for - The real Stouffer brothers who have cameos in the film as three "uncredited" ruffians (in the scene where the boys are driving to snow country).

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There is a scene in a camera shop when Mark is looking at a dog and he turns into a lion. This scene was shot in cuts. The dog was placed in a down/stay position by the trainer with a food reward. Then the lion was placed on the same mark that the dog had been on and with verbal and hand signals the trainer cued the lion to turn his head and roar. When the lion was being led to and from the set, all non essential personnel were removed from the area. Extra security and wranglers were strategically positioned around the area.


Marty Stouffer: What's this? You're Marshall's protector? From asshole to angel? I must have missed the great transformation!


When the Dad crashes his big rig truck, the shot inside the cab reveals a woman to his right with a lit cigarette in her hand. She grabs him on the right shoulder and then he swerves to the left. Don't know if she is giving him a cue to swerve or she is the "hidden" girlfriend. We never see her again though!

Crazy Credits

Right before the credits roll: On April 6, 1977 "The Predators" aired on NBC narrated by Robert Redford. Marty went on to produce the acclaimed series "Wild America". Mark became an Emmy award winner and one of the foremost wildlife filmmakers in the world. Marshall recently complete a documentary about endangered snails. He is now looking for bigger game. (Then a postcard of "Mom and Dad" saying "Greetings from Hawaii) And Agnes spent two glorious weeks on the beaches of Hawaii while Marty Sr. combed the island for car parts.


Golden Man
Performed by Spies
Written by
Aron Michael Marderosian (as Aron M. Marderosian), Robert J. Marderosian and Steve P.S. Zahigian
Spies appears courtesy of Widescope Entertainment, Inc.


Plot Summary


Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family


Release Date:

2 July 1997



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,810,586 6 July 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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