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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)

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

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$29,753,944 (USA) (26 June 1998)
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The same year, Matt Dillon also starred with W. Earl Brown in There's Something About Mary (1998). Both Neve Campbell and Brown previously appeared together in Scream (1996). 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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Sam: [looking at a photo] Hey Art, this is one hell of a fish.
Art Maddox: It's a Barracuda. If you weren't so busy chasing booty at the yacht club, you could have caught one for yourself.
Sam: You aren't going to eat that thing are you? It's Barracuda, it's poisonous, it'll kill you.
Art Maddox: Shit, man. I could say that about most of the girls you date.
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Murder For The Money
Written by Mark Sandman
Performed by Morphine
Courtesy of Rykodisc and Courtesy of Dreamworks Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Kinky erotic thriller is fun and extremely entertaining.
25 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In Blue Bay's elite beach communities and into the murky waters of the Everglades, you would expect nothing beyond this venture until a guidance counselor (Matt Dillon) is accused of raping two high school students (Neve Campbell and Denise Richards). While they are two detectives on the cast (Kevin Bacon and Daphne Rubin-Vega), they find out there's more than meets the eye in the mystery of deceit, sex and greed.

Directed by John Mc Naughton (Herny:Portrait of a Serial Killer, Lansky, Normal Life) made an entertaining trashy noir that has an unique blend of sex, suspense, comedy and a twisted story. An terrific cast makes things enjoyable, which included:Theresa Russell, Robert Wagner and Bill Murray. This film wasn't much of a hit, when it was first released in the spring of 1998. But it turned into a cult hit on video.

The Unrated DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and an good Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. The Unrated DVD adds seven minutes of additional footage, which it has some good moments...especially during the end credits and the characters are more fleshed-out in the Unrated DVD. "Wild Things" has an good moody music score by George S. Clinton (Austin Powers Trilogy) and striking camera work by Jeffery L. Kimball (Jacob's Ladder, Stigmata, True Romance) are one of the highlights of this guilty pleasure film. Bacon is also the film's executive producer. Murray is a hoot in his minor role as Dillon's lawyer. Written by Stephen Peters. Panavision. (****/*****).


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