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Wild in the Streets

"Wild in the Streets" James Dean look-alike Christopher Jones creates quite a splash in this American International Pictures' cult flick based on a short story by Robert Thom, who also wrote the screenplay. Barry Shear directed this tale of a singer and revolutionary, Max Frost (Jones), who lives with his band and their groupies in a big mansion in Los Angeles. Frost causes quite a commotion when he's asked to perform at a televised political rally by a Senate candidate (Hal Holbrook), who is trying to get the voting age knocked down to 18. But at the rally, Frost declares that the voting age should be lowered to 14! Soon protests by youths break out all over the country. Holbrook's candidate and Frost meet and agree the voting age should be 15. Holbrook wins by a landslide. Through a series of clever plot devices, Frost becomes president of the United States, reduces the retirement age to 30 and forces anyone 35 and older to be rounded up and sent to "re-education" camps, where they are given LSD. Shelley Winters, Richard Pryor and Diane Varsi star; Barry Williams, who went on to appear as Greg in "The Brady Bunch," plays the young Max Frost.
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