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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)

Gwendoline (original title)
Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last... See full summary »

Director:

Just Jaeckin

Writers:

Just Jaeckin (screenplay), John Willie (comic strip by: The Adventures of Sweet Gwendolyn)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tawny Kitaen ... Gwendoline
Brent Huff ... Willard
Zabou Breitman ... Beth (as Zabou)
Bernadette Lafont ... The Queen
Jean Rougerie Jean Rougerie ... D'Arcy
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz
Stanley Kapoul Stanley Kapoul ... (as Jean Stanislas Capoul)
Chen Chang Ching Chen Chang Ching
Vernon Dobtcheff
André Julien André Julien ... Tom (as Andre Julien)
Takashi Kawahara Takashi Kawahara
Kristopher Kum Kristopher Kum
Loi Lam Duc Loi Lam Duc
Maurice Lamy Maurice Lamy
Jim Adhi Limas Jim Adhi Limas
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Storyline

Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen searching for a rare butterfly in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father and the butterfly, and face many other challenges to their mission. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Adventure Without Shame! A Lost, Lost Civilization Where No Man Has Ever Been ... And for Good Reason! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,337,274, 27 January 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,337,274, 27 January 1985
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brent Huff choreographed his fight scenes. See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene on the river between Willard's boat and the Chinamen's Junk, one of the subtitles shows a character's line and then follows it with the word "Bible?" which has no relevance to anything on the screen and seems to refer back to a line at the start of the film. See more »

Quotes

Willard: [in the Cheops's prison. Gwendoline is crying] It's a little late to be afraid, don't you think?
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Alternate Versions

The US theatrical version "The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak" was 87 minutes long, as opposed to the original French release of 105 minutes. Both versions are available on DVD in the USA. See more »

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Referenced in Hagan Reviews: The Dragon Lives Again (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Quand Souffle Kalibidu
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet
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Naked women up the Yik-Yak!
24 March 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

I have one recommendation for this movie: check your brain at the door and just enjoy the parade of flesh. The plot is the standard "I need to find X (gwen's father) at all costs" and I need the help of a "world wise" swaggering, reluctant daring-do to help me.But forget it! You probably wont see this many naked and topless babes this side of 1980 and not in a porn film.Amazingly, if you are a butt man, the version that played on TV is even better than the theatrical version.


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