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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)
"Gwendoline" (original title)

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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last... See full summary »

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Zabou Breitman ...
Beth (as Zabou)
Bernadette Lafont ...
The Queen
Jean Rougerie ...
D'Arcy
Roland Amstutz
Jean Stanislas Capoul
Chen Chang Ching
André Julien ...
Tom (as Andre Julien)
Takashi Kawahara
Kristopher Kum
Loi Lam Duc
Maurice Lamy
Jim Adhi Limas
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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen searching for a rare butterfly in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father and the butterfly, and face many other challenges to their mission. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Outrageous adventures in the Kingdom of Women

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Trivia

According to director Just Jaeckin the final temple location of the film was actually shot on one stage with "roll-away" walls that were dressed and rearranged before each scene to give the appearance of many different rooms. See more »

Goofs

In the Casino scene after Willard bets on 7, the Croupier spins the ball inexpertly and it can been seen to judder quickly to a stop on the Roulette Wheel. In the next, closer shot, it spins the rim rapidly before settling on 7. See more »

Quotes

Beth: [to Gwendoline] Your upbringing will be the death of us!
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Trashy? Yup. Dumb? Sure. Fun? Heck yeah!
6 March 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A beautiful woman hires an intrepid adventurer to help find her father, who has disappeared in the jungle while searching for a rare and priceless butterfly. Along the way they run into cannibals, a race of Amazon warriors and all the usual attractions one would expect to find in a lost jungle. That's pretty much all you have to know of the plot, which is mainly an excuse to show off scads of beautiful naked women, gorgeous Filipino scenery, some almost competent action scenes, and Tawny Kitaen. That about covers it. Director Just Jaeckin apparently put a fair chunk of the tons of money he made off his "Emanuelle" movies into this one, and it shows; the film doesn't look cheap, at least, and Jaeckin's photography shows off the film's best assets--including Tawny Kitaen's--to their best advantage. Go at it with the right attitude and this film can be a lot of fun.


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