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Wild Cactus (1993)

Unrated  |   |  Thriller  |  30 October 1993 (South Korea)
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A happily married couple are held hostage at their desert retreat by a murderous ex-convict and his slutish, hitch-hiker girlfriend.

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Philip Marcus
India Allen ...
Alexandria 'Alex' Marcus
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Randall Murphy
Michelle Moffett ...
Maggie
Kathy Shower ...
Celeste
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Inga
Wendy MacDonald ...
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Officer Grady
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Sheriff Brenner
Faith Jones ...
Prison Clerk
Jay Polan ...
Dean
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Philip and Alexandria Marcus are a young couple who decide to take a vacation to a friend's house in the Arizona desert to rekindle their passion, only to have their vacation turn into a nightmare when they cross paths with a homicidal ex-con named Randall and his seductive hitchhiking partner/lover Maggie whom they hold Philip and Alex hostage in their house which begins a web of mind games, deceit and lust among all four involved. Written by Matthew Patay

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In the desert, no one can escape the heat.

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30 October 1993 (South Korea)  »

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En el calor del desierto  »

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Predictable, full of genre cliches, but not bad even so.
22 January 2000 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

This film couldn't be more formulaic to its genres, those being (1) bad-guy(s)-terrorize-innocent-people, and (2) late-night-cable-T and A. Having said that, I must admit that it does so much better than average. The actors seemed to actually try, and no major character turned in a performance that he or she needs to be ashamed of. India Allen is lovely, and while no Meryl Streep, did pretty darned good for an ex-model. Gary Hudson is reliably evil. The real jewel of this film, however, was Michelle Moffett as Maggie. While some of the simulated sex was pretty cheesy, the other nude scenes were hot. I would have given this one a 5 without them...but I ended up giving it a 7.


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