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I can't really give you a lot of details on this one. I'll just list everything I can remember:

  • main characters are a group of kids/teenagers (2 of them might be brothers)
  • might take place in a remote town surrounded by wild nature
  • might be in alaska, a scandinavian country or something along those lines
  • the kids are bored and want to experience an adventure in the wild
  • they have an 8mm camera and set out to film all kinds of wild animals
  • sometimes they get into dangerous situations (a bear cave IIRC)
  • when they come back, their little movie/documentary is shown in the local cinema
  • probably takes place in the 80s

It's been around 6-7 years since I've seen (parts of) this if that helps, but it's most likely from the 80s or 90s. Please don't consider any of the points to be facts as I just might remember stuff wrong or mixed up stuff with other movies.

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Wild America (1997) - Movie Poster

Wild America (1997)

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.

From Wikipedia, some of the plot points:

The film opens in the summer of 1967 with Marshall Stouffer being chased by his two older brothers, Mark and Marty. The two oldest brothers love using Marshall to film him in stunts, which he dislikes. Occasionally Marty and Mark will show footage of their antics in their garage to all their friends. Mark and Marty have a dream of filming dangerous animals around the country, and the dream starts when they find a rare, special camera in a shop. Agnes (their mother) loans them the money she was saving up and they begin planning their trip. Their father is against this idea.


The overall goal of the trip in Marty's mind is to find a legendary cave located somewhere in the western states said to be filled with hundreds of bears. Marty learns of it when reading an article in a wildlife magazine, which took it from a trapper's journal from the 19th century.


They display their film, and everyone claps, but when their enemy DC makes a rude comment, their dad begins to applaud, having the crowd cheer and clap. Marshall and his Dad smile at each other at the end.

Wild America (1997) - Pic 01

Read more about the movie here, here and here. Watch the trailer here.

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WOW, that was fast! Thank you so much! – nnjr Mar 20 '14 at 18:02
No problem. Enjoy your movie! – rumandwrite Mar 20 '14 at 18:09

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