During a desert retreat, a married couple cross paths with a murderous ex-convict and his partner in crime.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Marcus
India Allen ...
Alexandria 'Alex' Marcus
Randall Murphy
Michelle Moffett ...
Wendy MacDonald ...
Gas Mart Clerk
Ric Stoneback ...
Officer Grady
Sheriff Brenner
Faith Jones ...
Prison Clerk
Jay Polan ...


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 matt-282

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In the desert, no one can escape the heat.




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30 October 1993 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

En el calor del desierto  »

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By the numbers soft-core flick. Had major potential.

Wild Cactus (1993) was made by the same film crew that shot the brilliant Other Woman (1992). However this one is the opposite. What could have been another awesome film turned out to be a bore. Why didn't they just follow the blueprint to their last film? I don't know, they tried to be like all the others and it failed. Even the mandatory girl-on-girl scene was dry as the climate they were shooting in. I was disappointed with this one. I mean you have two good looking women and the film-makers just couldn't pull it off.

A waste of time. Don't go out of your way to try and find this one because it's not worth it, A shame really, it had so much potential to be a real winner. The only way I would recommend this one is if you happen to catch on Cinemax, other than that don't bother.

Not recommended.


Even though it has a girl-on-girl scene, don't bother because it'll only get you even more frustrated.

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