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Wild Side (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  22 June 1996 (Japan)
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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?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Marcus Aurelius ...
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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A bank accountant, who moonlights as a high-priced call girl, becomes embroiled in the lives of a money launderer, his seductive wife, and his bodyguard who blackmails her to help the FBI entrap him with his latest money laundering scheme. Written by Anonymous

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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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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: Tony, this is not about sex. This is about power. I need to do this to disgust MYSELF, to become selfless in the name of... love.
Alex Lee: Love?
Bruno Buckingham: There, I said it.
Alex Lee: You're gonna fuck your chauffeur to prove you love me?
Bruno Buckingham: You see? The woman is smart.
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References Performance (1970) See more »

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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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Brutal, mental, maybe brilliant thriller

Intriguing, eye-opening thriller this, featuring an outrageous, insane and over-the-top performance from Christopher Walken even compared to his usual crazed output. Essentially a romance between the two leading ladies, Walken is the central figure and catalyst of all events as his loopy as hell gangster feller messes around with some women, is picked on by some dodgy coppers, and generally acts like a total loon. Joan Chen and Anne Heche are good as, respectively, his longtime girl and partner in crime, and his newest conquest and hobby, both putting in subtly sensual and remarkably sympathetic performances, and Steven Bauer is impressive (in the first role I've really noticed him in since Scarface) as the totally twisted, corrupt undercover cop on Walken's back, but this is really all Walken's show, as he chomps at the scenery with massive gusto. The atmosphere is dark and warm and a little steamy, there's plenty of expensive looking whisky about the place and people leading lives on the edge of sanity; the tragic Cammell's last film is a dark, intense, often inspired and occasionally hilarious gaze into the wilder side of sexuality and empowerment. Definitely one to watch with an open mind.


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