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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)

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

During the courtroom scene, Kelly's makeup was heavy including dark eyebrows and heavy lipstick. A few moments later when they are leaving the courthouse, her makeup is light - almost invisible. See more »

Quotes

Suzie: Before Medea sailed away on the Helios she killed king Creon and the princess, with what? A: A rock. B: Spear-gun or C: a bit of Poison.
Sam: P-oison...
Suzie: Good guess.
[Lets lose the sail rigging hitting Sam in the head and flinging him overboard]
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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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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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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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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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