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Wild Things (1998)

 -  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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Box Office

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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Almost all the high school sequences, including the pool scenes, were filmed at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida. See more »

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

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[first lines]
Kelly Van Ryan: Fuck off!
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The Poor Side Of Town
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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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