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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 ...
Cop Driver
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Agent James Reed
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Agent Morse Jaeger
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The Chief
Rolando De La Maza ...
Steward
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Lotus Ita (as Candace Camille Bender)
Ian Johnson ...
Philip Hamlyn
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Storyline

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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It's Not About Sex, It's About Power! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 June 1996 (Japan)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Donald Cammell was introduced to Nu Image by producer Elie Cohn, with whom he had worked on the unmade Marlon Brando film "Jericho". Nu Image was also familiar with Cammell's work and appeared to like the "Wild Side" script. However, the relationship between Nu Image and Cammell quickly turned sour. First, the company tried to prevent the casting of the then completely unknown Anne Heche as Joan Chen's lover. Then they questioned Cammell's working methods, sparking a battle of wills between him and Cohn. When Cammell delivered his rough cut, the producers were horrified. They fired off a memo ordering the film's editor Frank Mazzola to remove all flashbacks, flash forwards and jump cuts. Unsatisfied, the producers sacked him and re-cut the movie themselves. See more »

Quotes

Bruno Buckingham: I have contempt for money.
Alex Lee: What, yours or mine?
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References Performance (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Deh vieni, non tarder
from "The Marriage of Figaro"
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Norddeutsche Philharmonic
Conducted by Georg Richter
Soprano: Louise LeBrun
Courtesy of Southern Library of Recorded Music
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Never have a Director's cut and a released studio version been sodifferent . . .
17 August 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched the Director's Cut of this movie premiered August '99, together with clips of the trash that the studio released. The studio movie is trash

  • completely and utterly and doesn't even aspire to be anything better.


The editing is flat and the performances look like rehearsals. The Director's Cut (pieced together by the Editor after the Director's suicide) is an outstanding piece of cinema. Not a frame wasted. The opening sequence shocks you into an awareness that this movie will be very different to anything you've seen before. Chris Walken gives one of the best performances of his career. This is exciting, original cinema that riveted my attention in every moment of its two hour authorised version. The script sparkles with wit and dry, unpretentious humour and you never quite know what is going to happen next. A sexy, stylish thriller that makes you laugh and also appreciate the beauty inside every villain. The tenacity and integrity of the Editor and Scriptwriter that saw it through to completion is a monument to the industry.


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