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Something Wild (1986)

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
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Richard Graves
Buzz Kilman ...
TV Newscaster
Kenneth Utt ...
Dad
Adelle Lutz ...
Rose
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Irate Chef
Jim Roche ...
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Motorcycle Cop
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Algo salvaje  »

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$1,825,717 (USA) (9 November 1986)

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$8,362,969 (USA)
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When the script was submitted to Orion, producers asked the studio to give them an answer quickly. They felt that since the budget was so low, if the answer was no, they could take it to another studio. The studio agreed to produce it in less than a week. See more »

Goofs

When Charles and Lulu start making love in the motel, Charles's lipstick smear on the upper lip first moves from right to left, then disappears and reappears (on the left). See more »

Quotes

Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel: I hate you!
Ray Sinclair: [Screaming] I HATE YOU TOO!
Charlie Driggs: Lulu!
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Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

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I'm a Believer
Written by Neil Diamond
Performed by The Feelies
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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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