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Wilder Napalm (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 August 1993 (USA)
Two brothers with the secret power of starting fires with their minds, reunite after years apart, only to find conflict with their differing lifestyles.

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Glenn Gordon Caron

Writer:

Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Winger ... Vida
Dennis Quaid ... Wallace
Arliss Howard ... Wilder
M. Emmet Walsh ... Fire Chief
Jim Varney ... Rex
Mimi Lieber ... Snake Lady
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Deputy Sheriff Spivey
Justin LaBlanc Justin LaBlanc ... Young Wilder
Lance Lee Baxley Lance Lee Baxley ... Young Wallace
Peter Willie Peter Willie ... Horace Braintree
Daniel Hagen ... Harrison
Eric Whitmore Eric Whitmore ... Maurice
Robert Peters ... Deputy Sheriff Day
Buck Nolan Buck Nolan ... Tall Man
Rae L. Lawrence Rae L. Lawrence ... Bingo Lady
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Storyline

Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up very differently. Wilder has become a regular 9-5 workaday joe but Wallace performs his feats with a traveling circus. When the circus comes to Wilder's home town Wallace starts coming on strong to Wilder's wife, Vida who, ironically, is a slight pyromaniac. Written by Stefan Halldorsson <ms@vortex.is>

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Taglines:

Never start a romance you can't put out.

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahava Boeret See more »

Filming Locations:

Ivuedim, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,078, 22 August 1993

Gross USA:

$84,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,859
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Arliss Howard and Debra Winger are real-life husband and wife. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: Why, we're just one big ol' thermonuclear family, Wilder!
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Connections

References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Phfft! You Were Gone!
Written by Susan Heather
Performed by Gailard Sartain & Jimmy Dean
Courtesy of Gaylord Program Services, Inc.
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Romantic comedy lights my fire
15 May 2004 | by spindizzySee all my reviews

Brothers with psychokinetic powers (yes, really) duel not just for Debra Winger's affections but really over a secret from their childhood that left them at odds over their powers.

There are surreal touches (the fire brigade that act like a singing Greek chorus), but there is also humour, wit and romance. The soundtrack is great also. And similar to the way American Werewolf in London used every great Wolf song they could get ~ but with fire and I don't think I'll ever forget Dennis Quaid (mmmmm Dennis Quaid), setting his own trailer a rockin' too 'She's a lady' ~ priceless ;)

Best line missing from the quotes section btw ~ 'Once you've had a clown, you never go back!'

I love this movie (I just ordered the DVD from the US) and if the comments written by the kind of people who'd be happier with Legally Blond 3 don't put you off ~ give it a try :)


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