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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Sie sind jung, Sie sind sexy, Sie sind morderisch. (You're young, you're sexy, you're murderous) (German release) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the three-way scene in the original version of the screenplay, when Suzie removes her tank-top, she has a couple of tattoos and a pierced nipple. See more »

Goofs

Camera visible in Ray's sunglasses (during interrogation at the pool). See more »

Quotes

Suzie: I can't believe you called Sam. What's the matter with you?
Suzie: I'm scared, that's what I'm scared, there's no one to trust.
Kelly Van Ryan: You can trust me.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Soundtracks

Hold Your Eyes
Written by Charles Stan Frazier (as Charles Frazier), Matthew Murphy Karges (as Matthew Kargas),
Mark McGrath, Rodney Sheppard, McG (as Joseph Nichol), Leor Dimant
Performed by Sugar Ray
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Well-Executed, Well Acted, Interesting Story
16 January 2005 | by 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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