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Wild Orchid (1989)

A female lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.

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Claudia Dennis
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Hanna Munch
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Otto Munch
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Flavio
Jens Peter ...
Volleyball Player
Antonio Mario Silva Da Silva ...
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Paul Land ...
Big Sailor
Michael Villella ...
Elliot Costa
Bernardo Jablonski ...
Roberto
Luiz Lobo ...
Juan
Lester Berman ...
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Steven Kaminsky ...
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Storyline

Emily, a raw recruit to a law firm is sent to Brazil with Claudia to help finalise a real estate deal. Emily is innocent and vulnerable, and when she's left in Rio with Wheeler, a milionaire with an unusual outlook on life, Emily is shocked and intrigued by the sex antics to which she is exposed. Written by Rob Hartill

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27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Orquídea salvaje  »

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$11,060,485 (USA)
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In a 2004 interview, Carré Otis denied the rumors that suggested the infamous last sex scene was real. See more »

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In the end, when Wheeler and Emily ride off on the Harley, Wheeler is wearing a leather vest in some shots, and a long sleeved leather jacket in others. See more »

Quotes

James Wheeler: How come you're always following her around? I mean, don't you have anything better to do with your time? Hey, you better stay away from that one. Otherwise, she's gonna break your heart.
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DARK SECRET
Written by Andy Paley, Paul Pesco, David Rudder & Jeff Vincent
Performed by David Rudder and Margareth Menezes
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More than meets the eye
15 May 2006 | by (Wilmington, DE) – See all my reviews

There is more, I think, to this film than most people give it credit for. Sure, it's full of sex and naked people, but it also manages to be erotic and sensual at the same time. It's certainly not the commercialized absurdity that you'll find late night on certain premium channels. More than that, though, is that it's a decent psychological study of a man who's completely divorced himself from reality. Like so many celebs of our time, money and success has allowed him to distance himself from whatever parts of reality that make him uncomfortable. Emily's naive and honest approach manages to reach him. His speech near the end, before the final 'scene,' is really impressive, and Mikey really is a great actor. Sure, Ms. Otis leaves something to be desired, but she's working in a role where her lack of comfort helps the part. Emily is out of her element, just is the actress playing her is, and even if this makes her transparent, it also makes her believable. Jaqueline Bisset is wonderful as always. All in all, if you watch this film without fast forwarding from sex scene to sex scene, you'll see a fairly human story mixed with a sexual journey that I think Zora Neale Hurston would have appreciated.


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