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Wild Things (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cory Pendergast ...
Toi Svane Stepp ...
Nicole (as Toi Svane)
Diane Adams ...
School Secretary


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Be wild. Be wicked. Beware. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sex Crimes  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,622,444, 22 March 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,753,944, 28 June 1998
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Neve Campbell in an interview for Entertainment Weekly at the time of the film's release, she, Denise Richards, and Matt Dillon all got slightly drunk on tequila in order to get past the nervousness of doing the three-way love scene. See more »


Sam writes the words "Sex Crimes" on the chalkboard, but the next shot has it written in smaller letters. The number of underlines also changes. Actually there are four different layouts of this text between cuts. See more »


Sam: Kelly Van Ryan is accusing me of rape.
Kenneth Bowden: Kelly Van Ryan? As in Sandra Van Ryan?
Sam: As in, I'm fucked.
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Crazy Credits

Interspersed with the credits are additional scenes that explain some of the plot twists. See more »


References The Craft (1996) See more »


Semi-Charmed Life
Written by Stephan Jenkins
Performed by Third Eye Blind
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Denise Richards Stunning!!!
21 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Magnificent storyline. While the basic storyline of what was happening was so simple it was so original as well. All the twists and turns kept you interested throughout the movie which is what people really want to see from a movie, not something that drags on and on about nothing and then finishes with the same kind of ending that every other movie does. Neve Campbell played a different type of role to what she's used to but did it very well. Matt Dillon (playing Sam Lambardo) was excellent although the role could have been cast slightly better maybe with George Clooney. Kevin Bacon gave another stellar performance and kept you interested in his role throughout the movie. But without a doubt the the best performance was Denise Richards who was absolutely perfect for the role. She couldn't have been cast better from anyone in the world. Her beauty made this movie what it was. I think a lot of people would consider Matt Dillon the luckiest man in the world.

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