Wild America 1997
PG | 1h 46min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2 July 1997 (USA)
Three brothers – Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, bears and moose.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for language and some adventure peril
When I heard that Jonathan Taylor Thomas was doing a movie with Devon Sawa at the height of my teenybopper stage, needless to say I was excited. The weird thing is that I still love this movie now. The plot follows the three Stouffer brothers, Marty, Mark, and Marshall, following their dreams to get out of their small town and dead-end future as mechanics and go out and film animals. Not just any animals, though, the “biggest bad-a**es of the animal kingdom,” which results in a few thrilling, sometimes comic adventures for the three brothers. The brothers want the piece de resistance of their film to be an infamous cave where a group of bears are reputed to sleep together, the rumor that actually starts their trip and leads to the biggest adventure of all. This movie is full of hope that dreams can come true, as cheesy as that sounds, and is even better as it is a true story based on the naturalists behind Wild America. Great shots of animals, as well (not counting fake bear suits).
Director: William Dear
Writer: David Michael Wieger
Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow
Release Date: 2 July 1997 (USA)
Filming Locations: Alberta, Canada