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Wild Things (1998)

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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20 March 1998 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,622,444 (USA) (20 March 1998)

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$29,753,944 (USA) (26 June 1998)
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Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell and Theresa Russell all get credit over Denise Richards. See more »

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Suzie's teeth fly across the screen as a bottle is seen about to whack her. Post-conclusion scenes show a different version of what happened. See more »

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Suzie: You - you are gonna fuck me over, aren't you?
Kelly Van Ryan: Oh, for chrissake.
Suzie: You are!
Kelly Van Ryan: Are you retarded, or just brain-dead from whiffing fumes out there in the swamp?
Suzie: That's that I am to you, isn't it? Swamp trash, just like my mom.
[Kelly tries to touch Suzie's shoulder, but Suzie bats her away]
Suzie: Don't!
[Suzie slaps Kelly across the face]
Suzie: [Kelly slaps Suzie back]
Kelly Van Ryan: [Kelly shoves Suzie's head in the pool] You stupid cunt!
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Interspersed with the credits are additional scenes that explain some of the plot twists. See more »

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Louie, Louie
Written by Richard Berry
Performed by Iggy Pop
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Well-Executed, Well Acted, Interesting Story
16 January 2005 | by (Olathe, KS, USA) – See all my reviews

Based on the trailers, I expected this to be a low-budget, B-movie that showed off the anatomies of pretty girls - not that that is entirely bad - but I do expect more from a movie.

In actuality, this is a very, very good plot that is executed well by the principal actors. Neve Campbell, Denise Richards (surprisingly), and especially Matt Dillion turn in very good performances. I always enjoy Bill Murray and his part in this movie, although fairly small, adds some levity.

I can't comment too much on this movie without spoiling it, except to say that things aren't always what they expect to be. There are a lot of plot twists, some that probably couldn't stand tremendous scrutiny, but are realistic enough to keep the audience engaged.

The other technical aspects of the movie - direction and cinematography

  • are done very well, too. That is, they are unobtrusive.




This really is a thoroughly entertaining film, and while it does contain one rather steamy scene, is not a cheap sex film, but a well-thought out, well-executed story. I highly recommend it.


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