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

R  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  25 January 1985 (USA)
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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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Adventure Without Shame! A Lost, Lost Civilization Where No Man Has Ever Been ... And for Good Reason! See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Trivia

Inspired by a cartoon strip which first appeared in the US magazine "Bizarre" in 1946. See more »

Goofs

Most of the dialogue is not lip-synched accurately. See more »

Quotes

Gwendoline: [Gwendoline and Willard are grappling over a precipice] Go on, let me fall! But it'll be your name I scream on the way down.
Willard: What?
Gwendoline: That's right, I belong to you: Body and Soul.
[She falls]
Willard: Wait, Gwendoline, I don't say that kind of thing! No! Gwendoline, I love you!
Gwendoline: [She is squatting on an outcrop, smiling] I hope that was sincere!
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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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