Wild in the Streets

Wild in the Streets

Shelley Winters
Director: Barry Shear Cast: Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
, Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
, Diane Varsi
Diane Varsi
Barry Shear

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A rock star decides he'd rather rule the free world than just sell records in this ambitious fusion of political satire and teen exploitation. Teenage rebel Max Flatow (Christopher Jones) has grown tired of life in suburbia with his domineering mother (Shelley Winters) and weak-willed father (Bert Freed), and, having saved up 800 dollars he earned by selling home-brewed LSD to his schoolmates, he blows up the family car with a makeshift bomb and strikes out on his own. A few years later, Max has adopted the name Max Frost, and is one of the world's biggest rock stars, selling millions of records and earning a fortune from concert appearances and music publishing. Max has learned firsthand about the buying power of America's youth, and when Sen. John Fergis (Hal Holbrook) asks Max to appear at a "youth rally" to mobilize younger voters, he realizes the kids could also sway an election if they wanted. At Fergis' rally, Max debuts a new song, "Fourteen or Fight," which demands the voting age be reduced to 14; the youth respond by rising up in support of Max's demands, reducing many American cities to a standstill. As political leaders bow to public pressure, the age of suffrage is reduced to 15, but rather than choosing candidates to support, Max decides it's time he and his inner circle took control. After Max doses Washington, D.C.'s water supply with LSD, congress votes to make any registered voter eligible to hold federal office, and before long Max Frost has become president of the United States. Once in office, Max unveils a bold plan to once and for all do something about people over 30 -- including his parents. Wild in the Streets features an early screen appearance from Richard Pryor as drummer and political activist Stanley X, while media personalities Dick Clark, Walter Winchell, Army Archerd, and Melvin Belli portray themselves. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote the songs for fictional rockers "Max Frost and the Troopers," including the hit single "The Shape of Things to Come."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2016
UPC: 0887090125512
Original Release: 1968
Rating: R
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: A
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shelley Winters Mrs. Flatow
Christopher Jones Max Flatow/Max Frost
Diane Varsi Sally Leroy
Ed Begley Senator Allbright
Hal Holbrook Sen. John Fergus
Millie Perkins Mrs. Fergus
Richard Pryor Stanley X
Larry Bishop Abraham
Kevin Coughlin Billy Cage
Michael Margotta Jimmy Fergus
Don Wyndham Joseph Fergus
Kellie Flanagan Young Mary Fergus
May Ishihara Fuji
Salli Sachse Hippie Mother
Paul H. Frees Narrator
Louis Lomax Louis Lomax
Kenneth Banghart Kenneth Banghart
Jack Latham Jack Latham
Allan J. Moll Allan J. Moll
Army Archerd Army Archerd
Melvin Belli Himself
Dick Clark TV Newscaster
Bert Freed Max Jacob Flatow, Sr.
Pamela Mason Herself
Barry Williams Actor
Walter Winchell Himself

Technical Credits
Barry Shear Director
Samuel Z. Arkoff Producer
Baxter Score Composer
Richard Bruno Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Moore Cinematographer
Eve Newman Editor
James H. Nicholson Producer
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Harry Reif Set Decoration/Design
Paul Sylos Art Director
Robert Thom Screenwriter
Burt Topper Producer
Cynthia Weil Score Composer
Fred Williams Makeup

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