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Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough -- Two young women will stop at nothing for one to gain a $4 million inheritance of two priceless diamonds, while two detectives try to tho wart their plans, but find complications abound.

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Bad girls just want to have fun.
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Two young women will stop at nothing for one to gain a $4 million inheritance of two priceless diamonds, while two detectives try to tho wart their plans, but find complications abound. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Serah D'Laine ... Marie Clifton (as Sarah Laine)

Brad Johnson ... Jay Clifton

Michael Mantell ... Theo Bloom

Sandra McCoy ... Elena Sandoval

Claire Coffee ... Jenny Bellamy

Van Epperson ... Principal Phillips

Ron Melendez ... Dr. Chad Johnson

Dina Meyer ... Kristen Richards

Nikki Griffin ... Risa

Elena Maria Garcia ... Maid

Michael Horvath ... Embarassed Boy
Kenneth Cameron ... Young Man at Party

Claudio Sad ... Mr. Barajas

Linden Ashby ... Detective Michael Morrison
Eric Fleeks ... Detective Gomez

Zakareth Ruben ... Dr. Chad's Assistant (as Zakarath Ruben)

Maria Cina ... Blonde Reporter

Kymberly Newberry ... Judge Wilcox (as Kymberly S. Newberry)

Sandra Purpuro ... D.A. Sarah Lovell

Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Davros (as Carlos Cervantes)

Paul Terrell Clayton ... Dammers (as Terrell Clayton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cristy Joy ... Nicole (as Cristy Joy Slavis)

Lisa Marie Thomas ... Girl at Pool Party

Phillip Gramm ... Kenny's B-Boyz (uncredited)

Krocky Meshkin ... Punk Student (uncredited)
Melanie Miller ... Swimmer (uncredited)
Nelson J. Perez ... Muscle (uncredited)

Scott Sahadi ... FBI Field Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Jay Lowi 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Andy Hurst (written by) &
Ross Helford (written by)

Stephen Peters (characters)

Produced by
Marc Bienstock .... producer
Richard Goldberg .... executive producer (as Rich Goldberg)
Marc L. Greenberg .... executive producer (as Marc Greenberg)
William B. Steakley .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Steven M. Stern  (as Steven Stern)
 
Cinematography by
Hubert Taczanowski 
 
Film Editing by
Anthony Adler 
 
Casting by
Dan Shaner 
Michael Testa 
 
Production Design by
Reiko Kobayashi 
 
Art Direction by
Steve Ralph 
 
Set Decoration by
Effney Gardea 
 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Portnoy Porter  (as Stephanie Portnoy)
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Gerber .... hair assistant: California
Jennifer Gerber .... key makeup artist: California
Keleigh Lippert .... hair artist: California
Keleigh Lippert .... key makeup artist: California
Julie Mabjeesh .... assistant hair stylist: Florida (as Julie Mabjesh)
Julie Mabjeesh .... assistant makeup artist: Florida (as Julie Mabjesh)
Laura Markert .... additional makeup assistant: California
Carol Raskin .... assistant hair stylist: Florida
Carol Raskin .... assistant makeup artist: Florida
 
Production Management
Stephen Putnam .... post-production supervisor (as Steve Putnam)
Benjamin Sacks .... unit production manager: California (as Benjamin F. Sacks)
Andy Schefter .... unit production manager: Florida
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tami Hodges Gruneich .... second assistant director: California (as Tami Hodges-Malaniak)
Topher Miller .... second second assistant director: California (as Christopher Miller)
Alexa Sheehan .... second assistant director: Florida (as Alexa 'Squirrel' Motley)
Jonathan Southard .... first assistant director: California
 
Art Department
Ed Bajor .... set dresser: Florida (as Ed Bajar)
Anael Bonsorte .... leadperson: California
Silas Brandon .... set painter: California
George Candy .... set dresser: Florida
Marcus Cetani .... assistant property master: California
John Coe .... set dresser: Florida
Anthony Coleman .... carpenter: California
Anthony Coleman .... propmaker: California
Peter Cordova .... leadman: Florida (as Peter Marks)
Wendy Delsignore .... scenic painter: California
Theo P. Demos .... carpenter: California (as Theo Demos)
Damian Fyffe .... assistant property master: Florida
Hilary Gardea .... swing gang: California
John Gibson .... set dresser: Florida
Ted Halen .... propmaker: California
Chris Herwegh .... propmaker foreman: California
Travis G. Hjorth .... set painter: California (as Travis Hjorth)
Brendon John Kelly .... propmaker: California (as Brendon Kelly)
Allen Lee .... swing gang: California
Michael Leen .... propmaker: California
T. Brett Lindsey .... lead painter: California (as T. Brett Lindsay)
Jaudi Negri .... on-set dresser: California
Jaudi Negri .... on-set dresser: Florida
Francis J. Roix .... carpenter: California (as Francis Roix)
Sean Scarritt .... swing gang: California
Georgia Schwab .... property master: California
Ryan Sevy .... assistant propmaker: California
Ryan Sevy .... swing gang: California
Nancy Sivitz .... set decorator: Florida
Jim Tsvetkofski .... swing gang: California (as James Tsvetkofski)
Jedediah Voltz .... set painter: California (as Jed Voltz)
Walter Weiss .... propmaker: California (as Wally Weiss)
 
Sound Department
Scott Blynder .... sound mixer: Florida
Jason Brennan .... sound engineer
Roberto Domínguez .... foley mixer (as Roberto Dominguez)
Jake Eberle .... sound effects editor
Jake Eberle .... sound supervisor
David C. Eichhorn .... adr supervisor (as Dave Eichorn)
Jef Glenn .... boom: Florida
Courtney Gordon .... studio coordinator
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer (as Anthony Karjchir)
Troy Kurtz .... sound intern: Florida
Marcel Lehrer .... studio executive
Peter V. Meiselmann .... sound mixer: California
Steven S. Nelson .... boom operator: California (as Steven Nelson)
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer
Michael Wetherwax .... dialogue editor (as Michael Weatherwax)
 
Special Effects by
Roger Matsuo .... effects technician: California
Steve Newquist .... special effects coordinator: California
 
Stunts
Bill .... stunt coordinator: California
Ross Clay .... stunt coordinator: California
Regan Gosnell .... stunt diver: California
Grit .... stunt coordinator: California
Kim Jane .... stunt driver: Florida
Kim .... stunt coordinator: California
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt diver: California
Bill Scharpf .... stunt driver: Florida (as Bill Sharpf)
Tom Stebbins .... stunt coordinator: dive team, California
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Adam .... electrician: California
Michael Alba .... camera operator: "b" camera, California
Eric D. Anderson .... first assistant camera: California (as Eric Anderson)
Don Burton .... first assistant camera: California
Keith 'Zoot' Byrne .... best boy grip: Florida (as Zoot Byrne)
Jon Callesen .... electrician: California (as John Callesen)
Jad Carmona .... second assistant camera: California (as Jadira Carmona)
Alejandro J. Castillo .... electrician: California (as Alex Castillo)
Elisha Christian .... dolly grip: California
Brian Christie .... grip: California
Matt Chubet .... Steadicam operator: California (as Matthew Chubet)
Stephen Ciffone .... first assistant camera: Florida (as Steve Cliffone)
Chris Cochran .... loader: California
Collin S. Colberg .... first assistant camera: Florida (as Collin Colberg)
Thomas Conley .... best boy grip: California (as Tom Conley)
April Ruane Crowley .... second assistant camera: Florida (as April Ruane-Crowley)
Brandon Cunningham .... electrician: California
Markus Davids .... first assistant camera: California (as Marcus Davis)
Stan Eng .... key rigging gaffer: California
Nate Foll .... best boy electric: California
Jordan Garretson .... grip: California
Jim Gavin .... first assistant camera: California
David Gottlieb .... electrician: California (as David Gottleib)
Joshua Huber .... electrician: California
Dean Hunt .... grip: Florida
Lonnie Kahoe .... grip: Florida
David Leite .... grip: California
Gabriel J. Lewis .... electrician: California (as Gabriel Lewis)
Dan Littlejohn .... still photographer: Florida
Phillip Miller .... grip: California
Steve Miller .... hot head technician: California (as Stephen Miller)
Douglas Milt .... camera operator: "b" camera, Florida
Diego Morales .... assistant camera
Vanessa Morehouse .... second assistant camera: California
Ryan Nguyen .... first assistant camera: California
Merrick Pearl .... electrician: Florida
Gregory Peters .... still photographer: California (as Greg Peters)
Gustavo Peña .... Steadicam operator: Florida (as Gus Pena)
Richard Ralston .... gaffer: California
Michael Rizzi .... first assistant camera: California
Andrea V. Rossotto .... camera operator: "b" camera, California (as Andrea Rossoto)
Fred Schwarz .... best boy electric: Florida
Geza Sinkovics .... underwater camera operator: "b" camera, California
David Swift .... electrician: Florida (as Dave Swift)
Leopoldo Tamargo .... first assistant camera: aerial unit, Florida (as Leo Tamargo)
Abdiel Thorne .... first assistant camera: Florida
Brenda Tucker .... grip: California
Rick Tucker .... key grip: California
Jason C. Villella .... electrician: Florida (as Jason Vileila)
Alexandra Vivas .... loader: Florida
Sam Wayman .... electrician: California
Michael Weeks .... electrician: California
Robert A. Wood Jr. .... condor operator: California (as Robert Wood Jr.)
Bryce Worcester .... best boy electric: California
Chris Young .... dolly grip: Florida
 
Casting Department
Melanie Hartford .... casting: Florida, Lori Wyman Casting
Julie Weissman .... extras casting: California, Central Casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Holmes .... additional set costumer: Florida
Mike Horvath .... wardrobe supervisor: California (as Michael Horvath)
Lauren Kutasi .... set costumer: California
Sam Velde .... additional set costumer: California
 
Editorial Department
Paul Abelkis .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stuart Hart .... musician: additional guitars
Brad Marrapodi .... scoring assistant
Steven M. Stern .... score producer (as Steven Stern)
 
Transportation Department
Maxim Aperian .... driver: California
Orlando Avila .... driver: camera car
Roberto Bravo .... driver: California
Michael Carter .... driver: camera vehicle, Florida (as Mike Carter)
Karen Chopuryan .... driver: California
K.C. Colebrooke .... transportation coordinator: Florida
Anna Cope .... transportation assistant: Florida
Bob Cope .... driver: California (as Robert Cope)
Tom Cope .... driver: California (as Thomas Cope)
William Cope .... driver: California
Danny Coughlin .... driver: California
Sean Cyphers .... transportation co-captain: California
Pirty Lee Jackson .... driver: Florida (as P.L. Jackson)
William Kuehn .... transportation captain: California
John Ober .... driver: California
Richard P. Pecora .... driver: Florida (as R. Pecora)
Tony Ruiz .... transportation co-captain: California
Carlos M. Serrano .... driver: California (as Carlos Serrano)
Walter Smith .... driver: California
K. Stone .... driver: Florida
Rodney Thorpe .... driver: Florida (as R. Thorpe)
Robert A. Wood .... driver: California (as Robert Wood)
 
Other crew
Paul Barth .... helicopter pilot: Florida
Kirsten Bauer .... production assistant
David C. Bernat .... production coordinator: California
Monica Bourne .... set production assistant: California
Christina Brooks .... assistant accountant
Tanya Brown .... production intern: California
Jason Carro .... set production assistant: Florida
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC
Curt Chatham .... set production assistant: California (as Kurt Chatham)
Lara Cody .... voice artist
Linda Cook .... voice artist
Tara L. Craig .... production coordinator: California
Cari Daly .... craft service: California
Jean-Claude Danois .... catering: California, Ultimate Catering
Michael Del Polito .... set production assistant: California (as Mike Del Polito)
Mary Ellen Dunbar .... voice artist (as Mary-Ellen Dunbar)
Courtney Dunn .... production intern: California
Frank Fernandez .... set medic: Florida (as Frank C. Fernandez)
Stuart Flanigan .... location manager: California
Josh Forster .... set production assistant: California
Courtney Gordon .... studio coordinator
Derek Grabski .... catering: Florida, T.V. Dinners
Al Hafercamp .... accounting: Lightning Entertainment (as Al Haferkamp)
Cathy Hanson .... craft service: Florida
Ernie Herrera .... set medic: Florida
Jesse Holland .... set production assistant: Florida
Valerie Hudson .... set production assistant: Florida
James Joyner .... set production assistant: Florida
Joaby Knee .... office production assistant: Florida
John L. Long .... set production assistant: California (as John Long)
Blair Miller .... assistant production office coordinator: California
Conor Murphy .... set production assistant: California
Andrew Nathanson .... production coordinator: Florida
Nino .... set production assistant: Florida
Matt Petras .... location manager: California
Demetrius Phillips .... set production assistant: California
Ramona .... catering: Florida, T.V. Dinners
Dan Rogers .... office production assistant: Florida
Penny Rosen .... set production assistant: Florida
Roy A. Ruiz Jr. .... security: California (as Roy Ruiz Jr.)
Roy Ruiz .... security coordinator: California
Adam Schwarz .... set production assistant: Florida
Dean Scofield .... voice artist
Mark Shera .... voice artist
Roger Stone .... set production assistant: Florida
Holli Strickland .... set production assistant: California
Suzanne Surtees .... script supervisor: California
Katherine Swanson .... production accountant
Josh Swoveland .... set production assistant: California
Angelo Vacco .... voice artist
Julian Valdes .... location manager: Florida
Kenny Vasquez .... set production assistant: California
Kenny Vathauer .... set production assistant: Florida
Pamela Lyn Weiss .... production coordinator: Florida (as Pam Weiss)
Ben Wilder .... set production assistant: Florida
David K. Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Bienstock and Mr. Lowi, California
David K. Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Bienstock and Mr. Lowi, Florida
 
Thanks
Ginger Baker .... the producers wish to thank: SawGrass Recreational
Charlene Clemens .... the producers wish to thank: Pacific Palms
Melissa Gomez .... the producers wish to thank: The Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Robert 'Captain Bob' Goss .... acknowledgment: airboat provided by
 

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Also Known As:
"Wild Things 3" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violence
Runtime:
87 min
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Trivia:
Dina Meyer is the 2nd actress from the 1997 film Starship Troopers to star in the Wild Things film franchise. Denise Richards starred as Kelly Van Ryan in the 1998 film, which Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough is the 2nd sequel.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Flipped shot: after the girls are looking for they after running his SUV off the road, the officer's blue car is pictured with the driver on the passenger side and reverse tags.See more »
Quotes:
Kristin Richards:You may not remember.
Elena Sandoval:But you'll never forget.
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Movie Connections:
Follows Wild Things 2 (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
EscapeSee more »

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33 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
So bad it could be used as a weapon of mass destruction, 23 July 2005
Author: mentalcritic from Southern Hemisphere

One really has to feel for Dina Meyer as she struggles through this C-level production. The law of diminishing returns pretty much states that the more one tries to repeat an accomplishment or action, the less successful the results will be. Most film franchises conform to this rule faithfully, with the latter episodes in the Police Academy or Aliens series managing to plumb depths in their respective genres that used to keep television programmers well-stocked for early-morning material. There are also exceptional sequels, the second Star Trek or X-Men films being good examples. The third Wild Things film is the same thing to late franchise entries as Police Academy: Mission To Moscow. The most telling sign of the third Wild Things film being crap is that it did not even receive so much as a direct to video release. This was filmed with cable, or even free to air, television in mind. My guess would be one of those hotel cable channels where they screen not-quite-porn for desperate customers who have nothing better to watch.

Like the previous two Wild Things films, Diamonds In The Rough attempts to create a twisting and turning plot for the titillation of the viewer. While Wild Things 2 succeeded by completely recycling the plot of the highly entertaining original, Diamonds In The Rough attempts to recreate the mild revival of the erotic thriller without resorting to recycling the screenplay or screen composition of the original. Calling it moderately, or even mildly, successful would be flattering. Diamonds In The Rough is a failure thanks in no small part to a pace that is so rushed it feels incoherent. An attempt to recreate the threesome scene is made, and it has the virtue of both women getting naked in front of the camera, but it goes by so quickly that viewers are often hard-pressed to remember anything about it mere minutes after viewing. Sandra McCoy apparently suffered a fifty-percent pay cut for hiring a body double in this film. That should summarise how much dedication to one's art this film inspires.

Dina Meyer essentially jumps into the role played by Terence Bridge in the previous film, and by Kevin Bacon in the one before that. She is about the only person in this film who can act, and the screenplay does a good job of obscuring this. The dialogue is not exactly daft, but it really only fills space while we wait for the next display of flesh. In Wild Things, the plot was coherent and even intriguing without the little tidbits displayed during the end credits. Wild Things 2 is neither here nor there, since both the main plot and the tidbits are more or less entirely lifted from Wild Things. Diamonds In The Rough's main plot and tidbits were not written by an army of monkeys seated in front of an army of typewriters. It was vomited out by a bunch of crack-addled monkeys who bashed their heads into the keys of a bunch of typewriters for a year.

My summary says it all, really. I watched Diamonds In The Rough for over an hour, even making mental notes as something particularly stupid took place. I cannot remember a singular detail of the threadbare plot, save for something to do with Dina Meyer's character being a parole officer with a personal mission. Of course, there is the usual stuff about two characters having a complex interplay relationship that turns out to be a shady criminal conspiracy. There is simply not enough screen time in this film to give this element proper development. About the only satisfactory continuance in the film comes when a line is repeated. Plot tangents are mentioned in one second, dropped like a stone in the next, and then resumed a reel or three later with not the slightest bit of linking. Perhaps it was deliberately designed to cause viewers to lose millions of brain cells in the memory area. Perhaps the film is simply so bland or stupid that, like the production of RoboCop, the mind just blanks it out like a violent crime. As I said earlier, however, it is less than a day since I watched Wild Things: Diamonds In The Rough, and I am absolutely stumped when trying to recall something memorable about it.

Out of ten, I gave Wild Things: Diamonds In The Rough a one. It is bad enough that one could show it to people they want information or cooperation out of. After the first viewing, one is in a mildly uncomfortable mood. About halfway through the second viewing, that cyanide capsule starts to look mighty tempting.

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