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(1998)

Trivia

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Before the filming of an outdoor scene by the river, a gaffer was fixing the lights and noticed something floating by in the river. It was a dead body. The police were called and when they arrived, they anchored it to the dock, out of sight of the camera. They removed it after the scene was shot.
According to Neve Campbell in an interview for Entertainment Weekly at the time of the film's release, she, Denise Richards, and Matt Dillon all got slightly drunk on tequila in order to get past the nervousness of doing the three-way love scene.
Neve Campbell never appears naked in any sex scenes (even in the Unrated version) because she has a no-nudity clause written into her contract. She would, however, go on to appear nude in When Will I Be Loved (2004).
The final interspersed scenes during the end credits are not outtakes or deleted sequences. They were scripted to appear at that particular point to address some of the mysterious plot issues of the film. The intention of the screenwriter all along was to have them during the end credits. The only exception is the very last scene which was unscripted, but added as an afterthought, simply to tie-up some loose ends, and reveal the fate of the characters.
In an interview with Maxim magazine, Kevin Bacon noted that he has a no-nudity clause in his contract, and that he was a producer of the movie, so technically he could have sued himself.
Director John McNaughton says he deleted a scene that would have shown Matt Dillon and Kevin Bacon showering together, as it was gratuitous.
Despite prominent billing, Bill Murray only gets about twenty minutes of screentime.
Robert Downey, Jr. was originally cast as Sam Lombardo, but dropped out.
In the original draft of the screenplay, the object Kelly is holding underneath the towel, in the threesome scene, wasn't a bottle of champagne, as seen in the film, but a novelty penis.
The first time Kevin Bacon was a producer on a film.
The bar where Matt Dillon's character meets Kevin Bacon's character is called "Smiling Jack's Fishing Club". In the movie A Few Good Men (1992), Cruise's character addresses Bacon's character as "Smiling Jack Ross."
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.
Even though Suzie and Kelly's character's were supposed to be in High School, Neve Campbell was 25 and Denise Richards was 27.
Prior to filming, Denise Richards had a corrective breast implant procedure, after she had a rushed breast procedure at age nineteen, but the surgeon again gave her larger implants than expected.
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Denise Richard's only nude scene in a feature film.
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Almost all the high school sequences, including the pool scenes, were filmed at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Even though the high school scenes are filmed at Ransom Everglades, the lacrosse team showed isn't from that school. The producers thought that the Ransom team wasn't good enough, so the Palmetto lacrosse team was used.
Denise Richards and Jennifer Taylor would both later appear on Two and a Half Men (2003) as Charlie's girlfriends.
On the back of the chapter insert of the U.S. DVD, it says "Neve Campbell is a Scream!" this is a direct reference to her movie Scream (1996).
The film spawned three sequels.
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This original script provides some additional backstory for many of the characters, in particular giving both Sam and Kelly more reason to get involved in the conspiracy. Unfortunately, this backstory was cut from the final version of the film.
Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, and Theresa Russell all get credit over Denise Richards.
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Tara Reid auditioned for the part of Kelly Van Ryan.
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The Director's Cut of the film does not contain an extended cut of the threesome between Sam, Suzie, and Kelly.
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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).
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Robert Wagner starred in the film A Kiss Before Dying (1956). Matt Dillon starred in the remake of that film A Kiss Before Dying (1991).
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Sandra McCoy, who later played Elena Sandoval in the third film, would appear in an episode of Two and a Half Men (2003), where she shared a scene with Denise Richards' future husband Charlie Sheen. Richards herself would appear in the sitcom.
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Marc Macaulay returned in the sequels Wild Things 2 (2004) and Wild Things: Foursome (2010) but as different characters.
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The U.S. Unrated version DVD from Columbia-Tristar has Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.
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Matt Dillon would later star in another crime film, (a comedy) where he seduces the film's leading lady. That film was One Night at McCool's (2001).
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The retail price of the U.S. LaserDisc was $34.95.
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Eduardo Yanez and Marc Macaulay both later starred in The Punisher (2004).
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The Japanese voice dub cast for the Japanese dub on the North American Region 1 Unrated DVD is:
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The retail price of the Japanese LaserDisc was 4,700 yen.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Denise Richards declined to use a body double for the threesome scene.
When Lombardo talks to Art Maddox about his fishing photograph, Lombardo tells Maddox that the fish in the photo is a barracuda and that it is "poisonous and it'll kill you.", to which Maddox replies, "I could say that about most of the girls you date." It is a foreshadowing of Sam's death.
Kelly skeet-shooting in the scene which Sandra talks to Lombardo on the telephone foreshadows Kelly's death.
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Denise Richards wore a bra that connects in the front for the threesome.
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