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The Young Animals (1968)

Approved | | Drama | October 1968 (USA)
A Mexican-American student organization pushing for dismissal of a bigoted coach finds itself at war with the wealthy white students.

Director:

Maury Dexter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Nardini Tom Nardini ... Tony
Patty McCormack ... Janet
Joanna Frank ... Raquel
David Macklin ... Bruce
Zooey Hall Zooey Hall ... Paco
Russ Bender ... Coach Simms
Arthur Peterson ... Principal Wilson
Keith Taylor ... Din-Din
Sammy Vaughn Sammy Vaughn ... Emmet
Michael Wood Michael Wood ... Jerry
A Martinez ... Johnny (as Adolph Martinez)
Alberto Isaac Alberto Isaac ... Ramon
Roger Galloway ... Rudy
Johnny Leon Johnny Leon ... Pepe
Raúl Morales Raúl Morales ... Luis
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A Mexican-American student organization pushing for dismissal of a bigoted coach finds itself at war with the wealthy white students.

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The wildest! of the young ones See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blow-Off See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color (Perfect)
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The American Revolution receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

When Paco is trimming the hedges on campus, his trimmers don't even come close to the bushes. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Has Got Me Down
Music and Lyrics by Harley Hatcher
Performed by The American Revolution
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Those 60s fashions
11 August 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Looking at the 60s fashions in The Young Animals made me quite jealous that I can no longer fit into that kind of clothing. Some semi- names take the lead in this youth oriented film about how some Chicano kids get organized under the charismatic leadership of transfer student Tom Nardini.

There's some real racism going on here. Some of the white kids led by David Macklin run roughshod over the Mexican kids and they are encouraged by a racist coach in Russ Bender.

Macklin's crew is into all kinds of bad deeds which include rape, practiced on Joanna Frank. Nardini practicing the principles of Gandhi and Martin Luther King gets recognition for the rights of the Chicano kids.

The players are sincere the direction is exploitative and a bit on the trashy side. Patty McCormack the big screen's former Bad Seed is one of the white kids who sympathizes and brings over allies. She kind of like what she sees in Nardini.

The Young Animals aka Born Wild is a look at the 60s some of the better aspects of that decade.


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