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Wild Things (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  20 March 1998 (USA)
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A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.

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In south Florida, a high school counselor is accused of rape by a manipulative rich girl and her trailer trash classmate. The cop on the case begins to suspect a conspiracy and dives into an elaborate and devious web of greed and betrayal to find the truth. Written by J.J. Jackson

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£180,707 (UK) (15 May 1998)

Gross:

$29,753,944 (USA) (26 June 1998)
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Trivia

In the original draft of the screenplay, the object Kelly is holding underneath the towel in the threesome scene wasn't a bottle of champagne, as seen in the film, but a novelty penis. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene of the movie when Daphne is talking to Walter (the alligator handler), he is hooking up the trailer to the boat and he doesn't secure the ball mechanism to the truck at all, only the safety chains. He then shakes the truck for assurance, and enters the truck and drives off. In reality, the trailer would almost immediately remove itself from the ball. See more »

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[first lines]
Kelly Van Ryan: Fuck off!
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Why Can't We Be Friends
Written by Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown, Morris D. Dickerson (as Morris Dickerson),
Lonnie Jordan (as Leroy Jordan), Charles Miller (as Charles W. Miller), Lee Oskar,
, Howard E. Scott (as Howard Scott) and Jerry Goldstein
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Everybody's right!
15 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's lurid. Yes, it's trashy. Yes, it doesn't stand up to close scrutiny. And yes, if you're the sort of person who specialises in spotting plot twists, then you're probably going to do well here.

But if you haven't seen this film before, and you're prepared for something a bit on the lurid and trashy side, and you can manage to steer clear of the many spoilers among the reviews here, then you just might find that Wild Things is a fun ride.

Because there are, it's true, a number of twists and turns, and not everyone sees them coming. And if you aren't a twist-spotter, but you enjoy movies with twists, then you are going to enjoy this one.

I thought it was great fun. And, let's be fair, who's watching Denise Richards' acting?


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