-->'''Mildred:''' Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?
-->'''Johnny:''' Whadda you got?

''The Wild One'' is a 1953 film starring Creator/MarlonBrando. While not his first film, it was one of the first to play off of his counter culture image and his portrayal as biker gang leader Johnny Strabler has been referenced and parodied in the decades since. The story involves a biker gang riding into a quiet town of "squares" and causing tension between the locals.

''Film/CoolAsIce'' is a remake of this. Yeah.

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!!This film provides examples of:
* BadassBiker: Probably the most iconic portrayal.
* EvilIsHammy: See the entry for LargeHam, below.
* TheFifties
* GayBravado: Chino makes some comments ("Johnny, I love ya!") that could be interpreted as this.
* JiveTurkey: All of the bikers.
* LargeHam: Creator/LeeMarvin as Chino, especially when compared to the relatively [[TheStoic stoic]] Johnny. Apparently, this was in part due to MethodActing; Lee Marvin was actually drunk on the set for scenes where his character was (pretty much all of them).
* MenaceDecay: From a modern point of view, Johnny's gang might come off as less "scary outlaw bikers" and more "typical obnoxious teenagers".
* NiceHat: Johnny wears one.
* PerpetualFrowner: Johnny.
* PopCulturalOsmosis: This is one of those movies where you're more likely to see a parody before the real thing.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Chief Bleeker doesn't want to charge the bikers for a simple accident. In fact all of the police officers in the film seem reasonable, looking for a peaceful solution and trying to get the gang to leave rather than cause any riots.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The story is loosely based off of the events of the 1947 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollister_riot Hollister Riot]].
* ShoutOut: Mutt Williams in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' is a reference to Johnny in looks, not so much in attitude.
* TeensAreMonsters
* TotallyRadical: The bikers ''totally'' fit in this trope. One of the best example would be this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ljIknCjMw "Dig the Rebop?"]] scene.
* TroubledButCute: Johnny.
* UptightLovesWild: There is some mutual affection between the Wild Johnny and the Uptight Kathie.
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