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Something Wild (1986)

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A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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George 'Red' Schwartz ...
Counter Man (as George Schwartz)
Leib Lensky ...
Frenchy
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The Country Squire
Maggie T. ...
Country Squire Bulldog
Patricia Falkenhain ...
Charlie's Secretary
Sandy McLeod ...
Graves' Secretary
Robert Ridgely ...
Richard Graves
Buzz Kilman ...
TV Newscaster
Kenneth Utt ...
Dad
Adelle Lutz ...
Rose
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Irate Chef
Jim Roche ...
Motel Philosopher
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Motorcycle Cop
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The uneventful life of the businessman Charles Driggs suddenly changes when he meets the wild and sexy Lulu. When he accepts her offer to drive him back to his office, she instead takes him out of town and on a trip, leaving behind his old life. Posing as a married couple, Charles and "Audrey" (which turns out to be Lulu's real name) visit her mother and her high school reunion. At this reunion they meet Audrey's violent ex-husband Ray, who has just released from prison. When Ray makes it clear that he wants Audrey back, that is when the real trouble begins. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Something Different Something Daring Something Dangerous


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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Gefährliche Freundin  »

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$8,362,969 (USA)
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The band that plays at the high school reunion is "The Feelies", a favorite of Demme's. Demme shot the video for their song "Away". See more »

Goofs

Beer is purchased in a convenience store in Pennsylvania (a PA Lottery sticker is on the door). Beer cannot be purchased in convenience stores in PA. See more »

Quotes

[a cop is writing her a ticket]
Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel: I was just admiring your bike.
Police officer: Oh, do you like motorcycles?
Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel: No, I just like big things between my legs.
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Referenced in Dumb & Dumber (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Wozani Mahipi
Written by N.S. Bopare, E. Piliso
Performed by The Mahotella Queens
Courtesy of Gallo Africa Records
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A true type of roller-coaster movie from beginning to end.
8 June 1999 | by (LAKE GROVE, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie really keeps you going without knowing what's coming around the corner. Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith were terrific together and Ray Liotta added a great dark side to the comedy of Daniels and Griffith. What looked like a strange love story turned into the strangest ending which kept my interest right to the end. Great movie which showed Daniels and Griffith are good actors. Have seen this movie at least 15 times and still love it!!!!


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