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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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Virginia Chow
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Tony
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Alex Lee / Johanna
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Dan Rackman
Adam Novak ...
Lyle Litvak
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Hiro Sakamoto
Richard Palmer ...
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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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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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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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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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If you like your movies wild and daring, you'll love this!!
13 January 2001 | by (Highlands, Scotland) – See all my reviews

My comments about Wild Side are mainly for the version of the film that was released in late 2000. I always enjoy a movie that has something odd and strangely compelling about it and Wild Side takes first prize. I am a devoted Christopher Walken fan and I have to say that I love his portrayal of Bruno Buckingham. Oh, if men were only as kinky and strange and wonderful-looking as him. Anyway, the main theme that runs through Wild Side is Sex is Power and without giving anything away, this subject is explored in a very imaginative way. The film has the outer trappings of a soft porno flick complete with lesbian scenes and BDSM. Personally, I am not put off by this sort of thing, however, the mood is dark and enigmatic. This movie is not simply for cheap thrills. For your information, the director/writer Donald Cammell committed suicide in 1996. He wasn't happy with the way Nu-Image edited Wild Side 1 and it is felt that this contributed to his depression and eventual death. His friend/colleague Frank Mazzolla has nearly re-edited every scene for Wild Side 2 and added 20 minutes. I suggest Wild Side 1 is viewed first to appreciate the full flavour of Wild Side 2. The difference can really be seen and I prefer what happens to Bruno in the newer version, too!


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