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The Wild One ''This is a shocking story,'' reads a caveat at the beginning of The Wild One. ''It could never have taken place in most American towns...The Wild OneDramaPT79M ''This is a shocking story,'' reads a caveat at the beginning of The Wild One. ''It could never have taken place in most American towns...1990-09-28Columbia Pictures
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The Wild One

Genre: Drama; Starring: Marlon Brando; Director: Laszlo Benedek; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

”This is a shocking story,” reads a caveat at the beginning of The Wild One. ”It could never have taken place in most American towns — but it did in this one. It is a public challenge not to let it happen again.” Moody Marlon Brando and a pack of bikers descend like a biblical plague on a California town and proceed to torch and terrorize it. ”What are you rebelling against?” asks a townsman. ”Whaddya got?” Brando replies. Brando’s tight denims and defiance prefigured James Dean’s archetypal rebellion. In black and white. B

Originally posted September 28 1990 — 12:00 AM EDT

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