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Wild in the Streets (1968) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Barry Shear and produced by Burt Topper, Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson and William J. Immerman.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Film EditingFred Feitshans, Eve NewmanNominated
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Sally Leroy: America's greatest contribution has been to teach the world that getting old is such a drag.


Mrs. Daphne Flatow: Senator, I'm sure my son has a very good reason for paralyzing the country.


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American International Pictures originally offered the role of Max Frost to noted folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs, who was known at the time to want to branch out into film work. However, after reading the screenplay, Ochs rejected it, stating the story presented the youth counterculture of the 1960s in a badly distorted light.
"The Shape of Things to Come", written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, was a #22 chart hit for Max Frost and the Troopers (a "studio group", made up of session musicians) in 1968. In 2006, it was featured in commercials for Target Stores.
Christopher Jones's singing was dubbed by Singer Harley Hatcher a.k.a. Paul Wibier.
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