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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, she's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father.

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:

Outrageous adventures in the Kingdom of Women See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Gross USA:

$1,337,274

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,337,274
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Just Jaeckin used his own butterfly collection for the opening credits sequence. See more »

Goofs

Many of the closing-trap walls in the end sequence can be seen to stop just shy of the lens while the grinding-stone sound effects continue. See more »

Quotes

Willard: Feel like dying?
Gwendoline: When I'm close to you, I feel safe!
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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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Chant Des Sirènes
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet
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suspend belief in reality for a while
29 June 2003 | by ChaosRN137See all my reviews

Actually based on characters created by John Willie. In the 1940s, John Willie, (aka John Coutts), created an obscure fetish magazine called Bizarre and produced four cartoon serials, of which "The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline" was best known. It is silly, dirivetive, and totally camp. If you llike the "old style D.I.D. (damsel in distress) films, this takes it to Hef's corner, with enough fetish material to please those who liek it, and enough to startle those who have never...... Can't wait for the DVD! (this is based on the cable version)


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