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Wild Side (1995)

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While Bruno is an international money mover and influence peddler and Virginia is his very beautiful wife, his sexual appetite requires the services of banker and part-time hooker Alex. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Virginia Chow
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Tony
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Alex Lee / Johanna
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Dan Rackman
Adam Novak ...
Lyle Litvak
Zion ...
Hiro Sakamoto
Richard Palmer ...
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Agent James Reed
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Lotus Ita (as Candace Camille Bender)
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Philip Hamlyn
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While Bruno is an international money mover and influence peddler and Virginia is his very beautiful wife, his sexual appetite requires the services of banker and part-time hooker Alex. It's love at first sight. But, who are the lovers? Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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bank | fbi | call girl | undercover | sex | See more »

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Going too far was just the beginning. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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22 June 1996 (Japan)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Based on a short story by China Kong called 'The Grey Area'. See more »

Quotes

Bruno Buckingham: I'm too old to be chasin' money like it was snatch.
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References Performance (1970) See more »

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Pa-nang Tofu
Written and Performed by Lee Curreri
Courtesy of Nuance Records
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One of the greatest soft core lesbian scenes, with an OK crime drama around it.
24 May 2004 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

I remember reading a review of this in one of those phone book sized movie guides you can get at a book store. They gave it their lowest rating, saying that it looked like it was all improvised in a series of motel room and apartments.

Yea, I can kind of see it.

Anyways, Wild Side is an OK noir film of sorts about a bank worker by day, high class prostitute by night (Heche) who gets involved with a crime boss (Walken) and his sexy girlfriend (Chen). Heche and Chen end up falling in love, and concoct a plan of sorts to get away.

The film probably would have faded away if it wasn't for the scorcher of a love scene between Heche and Chen. With an agonizingly erotic set up (a long dinner date between the two, followed by a first kiss in the womens bathroom), the actual love scene is allowed to play out nice and slow, in a big bedroom with the summer light and breeze blowing in. Seriously guys (and girls, I guess) this is everything you could want in a scene like this.

I wish I could say the movie around it was memorable enough to live up to that kind of glory, but it really doesn't. I'm sure Donald Cammell was a great director, and it's probably real sad that the film was chopped up before he could finish it to it's satisfaction. But I've got a feeling that whatever state this movie was supposed to in, it would have turned out the same.

Eroticism aside, the lesbian scene is asthetically like a breath of fresh air. It's bright, and wide open in the way it plays out across the screen. Compared to that, the rest of the movie really does play too dark; It really is kind of like sitting with your legs crossed on the floor in the corners of dark apartments while listening to other people talk. Dreary, in other words.

By the way, check out the Canadian video cover for this one compared to the static "3 portraits" cover we got in America. A classic example of how just how puritanical our culture can be sometimes.


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