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Something Wild (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  7 November 1986 (USA)
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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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Charles Driggs
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Audrey Hankel
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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$8,362,969 (USA)
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The two old ladies in the re-sale shop are the mothers of David Byrne and director Jonathan Demme. See more »

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In the motel scene where Ray throws Audrey into the pool, she goes in with socks and sneakers on. Next shot shows her swimming out barefoot. See more »

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Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel: Charlie, help!
[Ray trips Audrey]
Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel: Charlie!
Ray Sinclair: Didn't I tell you to stay? Haven't you hurt me enough already? Look what your doing to me! Get in there! Whay are you doing this to me? Shut up!
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Slipping (Into Something)
Written by Glenn Mercer (as Glen Mercer), Bill Million
Performed by The Feelies
Courtesy of Coyote-Twin/Tone Records
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Something special
21 November 1999 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Jeff Daniels has never been better, Ray Liotta is wonderfully sexy and menacing, and even Melanie Griffith (whom I normally dislike) works well here. One of my favorite Demme movies, this one features all kinds of interesting little character bits (a Demme trademark), and a cool little detail that I only noticed upon my 3rd or 4th viewing: at the high school reunion, after Charlie and Audrey finish their sweet little dance, the lights flicker and black out for a moment, signaling the end of the first, lighter half of the film. Ray Liotta appears on screen seconds later, bringing with him the all the violence and danger of the second half.

A very simple but elegant touch. Check this one out, it's a really good movie. Great soundtrack too! 8/10.


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