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Wild Things -- Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon and Neve Campbell star in a steamy story of murder, intrigue and sex.
Wild Things -- A high school guidance counselor is framed for raping two of his students...or is he?


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Writer (WGA):
Stephen Peters (written by)
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Release Date:
20 March 1998 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Bacon ... Ray Duquette

Matt Dillon ... Sam Lombardo

Neve Campbell ... Suzie Toller

Theresa Russell ... Sandra Van Ryan

Denise Richards ... Kelly Van Ryan

Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Gloria Perez

Robert Wagner ... Tom Baxter

Bill Murray ... Ken Bowden

Carrie Snodgress ... Ruby

Jeff Perry ... Bryce Hunter
Cory Pendergast ... Jimmy Leach

Marc Macaulay ... Walter
Toi Svane Stepp ... Nicole (as Toi Svane)

Dennis Neal ... Art Maddox
Diane Adams ... School Secretary

Paulo Benedeti ... Kirk

Eduardo Yáñez ... Frankie Condo (as Eduardo Yañez)

Jennifer Taylor ... Barbara Baxter (as Jennifer Bini)
Victoria Bass ... Judge
Ted Bartsch ... Bailiff
Leonor Anthony ... Ken's Secretary

Antoni Corone ... Police Chief (as Antoni Cornacchione)

Robert Deacon ... Prisoner

Anthony Giaimo ... Dave (as Tony Giaimo)
Manny Suárez ... Georgie (as Manny Suarez)
Janet Bushor ... Barmaid
Gina LaMarca ... Hooker

Nancy Duerr ... Reporter #1
Margo Peace ... Reporter #2
Keith Wilson ... Reporter #3
Nelson Oramas ... Policeman #1 (as Nelson Oramos)
Michael Dean Walker ... Policeman #2
Jesse Muson ... Policeman #3
Kimberly Lamaze ... Policewoman #1
Rebecca White ... Policewoman #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Cheek ... Student (uncredited)

Christopher De Stefano ... Courtroom Observer (uncredited)

Patrick Fox ... Courtroom Observer (uncredited)

Pati Lauren ... Courthouse Reporter #2 (uncredited)

Tonia Madenford ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Laurie Wallace ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
John McNaughton 
Writing credits
Stephen Peters (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Bacon .... executive producer
Steven Brown .... line producer
Steven A. Jones .... producer
Rodney Liber .... producer
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
Cinematography by
Jeffrey L. Kimball (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Elena Maganini 
Casting by
John Brace 
Linda Lowy 
Production Design by
Edward T. McAvoy 
Art Direction by
William Hiney  (as Bill Hiney)
Set Decoration by
William A. Cimino  (as Bill Cimino)
Costume Design by
Kimberly A. Tillman 
Makeup Department
Jay Cannistraci .... additional makeup artist (as Jay S. Cannistraci)
Jeni Lee Dinkel .... key makeup artist
Rodger Jacobs .... makeup artist
Sharon Kalb .... additional makeup artist
Paulette Schoen .... additional hair stylist
Betty Lou Skinner .... hair stylist
Kathe Swanson .... key hair stylist
Lee Grimes .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Steven Brown .... unit production manager
Taylor M. Favale .... production supervisor (as Taylor Favale)
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Mary Morgan .... assistant unit production manager
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ty Arnold .... second assistant director
Bruce Franklin .... first assistant director
Michael Greenwood .... second second assistant director (as Michael Scott Greenwood)
Kellie JoTackett .... additional second assistant director
Artie Malesci .... second unit director
Kevin Williams .... first assistant director: second unit
John R. Woodward .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chris Alicia Jr. .... on-set dresser (as Chris Alicea Jr.)
Bobby Amor .... set dresser
Lewis Bowen .... lead scenic
Harold Collins .... construction coordinator (as Harold F. Collins)
Raymond Consing .... storyboard artist
James P. Crapser .... propmaker gang boss
Peter Damien .... propmaker gang boss (as Pete Damien)
Henry Dando .... greensman (as Henry D. Dando)
Mark Dane .... set dresser
Charles S. Deaux .... leadperson (as Charlie Deaux)
Colin Doherty .... assistant property master (as Colin F. Doherty)
Gary Dunham .... set dresser
Rod England .... set dresser
Chris Gordon .... on-set dresser
Ben Lowe .... assistant greensman (as Ben Lowe III)
Carlos Menéndez .... set designer (as Carlos A. Menéndez)
Susan Peterson .... stand-by painter (as Susan Wood Peterson)
Genessa Goldsmith Proctor .... scenic foreperson
Jeremy Alan Read .... assistant greensman
Nicholas J. Romanac .... property master
Christopher Scheetz .... construction foreman (as Christopher L. Scheetz)
Nicholas Scott .... scenic artist
Erin W. Sibley .... art department supervisor
Frank A. Torres .... key set dresser
John Balling .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Don Dalstra .... set dresser (uncredited)
Richard E. Kruder .... additional on-set dresser: second unit (uncredited)
Arturo Mendez .... scenic art crew (uncredited)
Alan S. Reynolds .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Roger Sherman .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Joseph E. Stone .... supplier (uncredited)
Sound Department
Andrew Bock .... assistant sound editor
Thom Brennan .... sound editor
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Kevin Cerchiai .... boom operator (as Kevin M. Cerchiai)
Scott Clements .... cableman
Peter J. Devlin .... sound mixer
Peter J. Devlin .... sound
Susan Dudeck .... adr supervisor
Alison Fisher .... sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Allen Hartz .... adr editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Drake Jenevein .... sound editor
Dennis Johnson .... sound recordist
Michael Magill .... sound editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
Mark Pappas .... foley supervisor
Matt Patterson .... sound recordist
Alex Raspa .... adr mixer
Ron Vignone .... assistant adr editor
Craig Weintraub .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael E. Doyle .... special effects foreman (as Michael Doyle)
Kevin Harris .... special effects coordinator
Durk Tyndall .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Russell Frazier .... digital artist: Digital Rezolution (uncredited)
Paul McGhee .... film scanning and recording (uncredited)
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera (uncredited)
Janice Tso .... digital artist: Digital Rezolution (uncredited)
Chick Bernhard .... stunt player (as Chick Bernhardt)
Butch Brickell .... stunt player (as William O. Brickell)
Jodi Lyn Brockton .... stunt player (as Jodi Lyn Wilson)
Alex Edlin .... stunt player
Cort Hessler .... stunt player (as Court Hessler III)
Mike Kirton .... stunt player
Barbara Peterson-Malesci .... stunt player (as Barbara Peterson)
J.C. Robaina .... stunt player (as JC Robaina)
William Scharpf .... stunt player (as Bill Scharpf)
Patrick Selts .... stunt player
Tom Shirley Jr. .... stunt player
Tom Bahr .... marine stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Kevin Ball .... stunt double: Matt Dillon (uncredited)
Jodi Lyn Brockton .... stunt double: Neve Campbell/Denise Richards (uncredited)
C. Ransom Walrod .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Cates .... assistant chief lighting technician
Dan Delgado .... chief lighting technician
Rick Dungan .... video playback: 24-frame (as Richard J. Dungan)
Jon Baronn Farmer .... still photographer
Michael Genne .... camera operator (as Michael A. Genne)
Don Hamzik .... video assist operator
Chaim Kantor .... first assistant cameraperson
Jamie Klein .... best boy grip
Paul Krumper .... first assistant camera: second unit
Marvin Lee .... second assistant camera
Michael Logan .... key grip (as Michael A. Logan)
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike McGowan .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Mike McGowan Jr.)
T. Michael McLean .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Douglas Milt .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Doug Milt)
Mark Emery Moore .... Steadicam operator
Neal Norton .... Steadicam operator
David B. Nowell .... director of photography: helicopter
Flemming Olsen .... director of photography: second unit
Gregory J. Schmidt .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gary Schwab .... key grip: second unit
Thomas Smaling .... dolly grip
Brian L. Williams .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Brian Williams)
Julian Del Valle .... balloon lighting supervisor (uncredited)
Greg Faysash .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Martin .... electrician (uncredited)
Sean Meyer .... electrician (uncredited)
Daniel Nichols .... first assistant camera: pick-up shots (uncredited)
Tod Olivieri .... electrician (uncredited)
James M. Reeves .... grip (uncredited)
Robert M. Sagaser .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Fred Valentine .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Regan Forman .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Ken Lazer .... casting assistant
Lori Wyman .... casting director: Florida
Cheryl Faye .... extras casting (uncredited)
Anna Liza Recto .... casting assistant: New York (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Benedict-Pierce .... costumer (as Linda Pierce)
Virginia Burton .... costumer
Mary Lou Byrd .... key costumer
Ellen Falguiere .... costumer
Allyson B. Fanger .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard Currie .... second assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Lisa Kramer .... apprentice editor
George Papuashvili .... uncredited
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Michael L. Sale .... first assistant editor (as Michael Sale)
Nicholas 'Nikko' Tsiotsias .... second assistant editor (as Nikko Tsiotsias)
Location Management
Nigel Arscott .... assistant location manager (as Nigel Nicholas Arscott)
Lori Byers .... assistant location manager
Maria K. Chavez .... location manager
Patricia De Libero .... assistant location manager (as Patricia DeLibero)
Elizabeth Elwell .... location manager (as Elizabeth A. Elwell)
Leah Sokolowsky .... assistant location manager (as Leah A. Weintraub)
Fabio M. Arber .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Sarah Bettens .... featured performer: score, K's Choice
Greg Camp .... featured performer: score, Smash Mouth
Budd Carr .... executive music producer
George S. Clinton .... orchestrations
Dana Colley .... featured performer: score, Morphine
Geneviève Thomas Colvin .... music coordinator
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... musicians contractor
Mike Flicker .... music editor
Matt Friedman .... assistant music editor
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrations (as Rick Giovanazzo)
Suzie Katayama .... orchestrations
Tami Lester .... associate music supervisor
Jill Meyers .... music clearance
Mark Sandman .... featured performer: score, Morphine
Jeff Shannon .... music recordist
Paul Wertheimer .... music recordist
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
John Whynot .... music recordist
John Whynot .... score mixer
Patti Zimmitti .... musicians contractor
Budd Carr .... music consultant (uncredited)
Carlton Kaller .... music editor (uncredited)
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Rod Bearden .... transportation captain
Connie Lee Brown .... transportation co-captain
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation coordinator
Ronald Lowe .... transportation captain
Other crew
Mike Amici .... production assistant
Tom Bahr .... marine coordinator
Craig Bankey .... unit publicist
James J. Cooney .... federal court liaison counsel
Susan Dannelley .... courtroom procedure consultant
Daniel R. De Cespedes .... production assistant (as Daniel R. DeCespedes)
Darren DePalo .... production assistant (as Darren Depalo)
Stacee E. Depalo .... production assistant
Jason Dudek .... production assistant
Terry Dunn .... production accountant
Gillian Edelson .... production assistant
Mayra Escobio .... production assistant
Joey Federici .... craft service
Thomas Gilbert .... marine
Jon Glafcke .... production assistant
Samantha Goodowens .... production coordinator (as Samantha Berger)
Luke Halpin .... marine
Nancy G. James .... craft service (as Nancy James)
John G. Karliss .... key set production assistant
Tim Koch .... production assistant
Raymond Matty .... boat wrangler
John C. McWhirter .... production secretary
Kevin Mensching .... production assistant
Susan Mieras .... assistant: Mr. Bacon
Michael Moore .... consultant: judicial procedure (as Judge Michael Moore)
Jonathan Morgan .... production assistant
Stacy J. Morris .... assistant: Ms. Campbell
Carla S. Nemec .... assistant: Mr. McNaughton (as Carla Nemec)
Pattison Newberry .... medic (as Pattison A. Newberry RN)
Nelson Oramas .... police procedure consultant (as Division Chief Nelson Oramas)
J. Scott Pawlak .... craft service
Karen Radzikowski .... set production assistant
Christian Ramirez .... production assistant (as Cristian Ramirez)
J.C. Robaina .... marine (as JC Robaina)
Stacie L. Speaker .... assistant: Mr. Liber
Melinda Taksen .... script supervisor
Amy Louise Tripodi .... assistant: Mr. Dillon
John Uribe .... first assistant accountant
Michael Christian Vecchio .... production assistant
Irene Vukovich .... post-production accountant
Pamela Lyn Weiss .... assistant: Mr. Jones
Howard Young .... construction accountant
Alitzah .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Christian Byrd .... marine crew (uncredited)
Larry Donahue .... chef (uncredited)
Amy Eldridge .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Bennett Fidlow .... additional legal services (uncredited)
Bill Gula .... photosonics operator (uncredited)
P.J. Haines .... assistant chef (uncredited)
Ryan R. Johnson .... assistant to head of production (uncredited)
Kate Karpinski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dave Knight .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Sean Lynn .... assistant chef (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Nick Tabri .... production assistant: Miami (uncredited)
Elliott Crick .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"wildthings" - USA (video box title)
"Sex Crimes" - Belgium (English title)
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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, language and some violence (original rating) (classification #35561)
108 min | 115 min (Unrated Edition)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Belgium:KNT | Canada:AA (35MM print) | Canada:14A (Alberta/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Alberta/Ontario) (Unrated DVD) | Canada:18A (British Columbia/Manitoba) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:AA (VHS) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Mexico:C | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Russia:16+ (video rating) | Singapore:M18 (TV rating) | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:11 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated (extended version) | USA:R (original rating) (classification #35561)
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On the back of the chapter insert of the USA Wild Things DVD, it says "Neve Campbell is a Scream!" this is a direct reference to her movie 'Scream' made two years earlier in 1996.See more »
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18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
An erotically superb adventure of deception and action with a brilliant script and twist, 28 March 2008
Author: Dragoneyed363 from United States

Wild Things absolutely wowed me the first time I watched it. I had no knowledge of what it was about, actually, and so I had no knowledge of what to expect. When I saw it for the first time I just had to watch it a second time right after that, to be honest, because I was astounded at how much I enjoyed it. Although I did not own the movie, you know that I went back to rent it a couple of more times because it was just so wonderful, and finally when I got the chance to buy it, I did, and now I have watched it numerous times on numerous occasions because it truly is an excellent movie that I can enjoy with every watch.

Each actor and actress had a amazing role and they performed it with excellent expertise; I loved all the performances and they were all so fun and precise with the character they were given that in the long run they make the characters that would normally have been dull and uninteresting awesome and unable to look away from. The way every single line and move was so suspenseful and or clever and it just clicked all into place made my heart sink deeper into the story and never look away; I really was entertained to the point where I could not take my eyes off the screen for how amazing it was.

As a Neve Campbell and Denise Richards fanatic, I enjoyed them and their luminous roles, as well as Matt Dillon who was awesome. I thought the way each and every twist and turn in the plot was just so great that my eyes lingered on for more after it was over, which is why of course I watched it a second time, and the only problem I had with this movie is that it was not long enough, though if it had have been longer I do not think it would have worked out for the better or anything, if you understand what I am trying to say. This movie is simply great, so wonderful; I would watch it over and over again if I had to simply because it is so fantastic and I really got into the way there was a major turning point at the ending that blows your mind, as well as the twist halfway through the film. It is magnificent, with unforgettable performances and a great story line. I would recommend you see it immediately if you can stand the subject matter.

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