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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:

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, 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

The Hong Kong scenes were shot on a set. 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

Gwendoline: He was wonderful, Beth. Big blue eyes! Long white hands!
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Last Temptation of Just (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

À Pikao
Written by Pierre Bachelet
Performed by Guy Matteoni Son Choeur Et Orchestre, arranged by Bernard Levitte
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This is a great movie!
16 December 2000 | by goonoramaSee all my reviews

This movie is so much fun for so many reasons. It has action, ridiculous dialogue, rampant sexism, a dash of gore, and very funny performances. There are many schools of thought that might say Tawny Kitaen's performance was bad. I disagree. Her blend of innocence, energy, and complete lack of formal actor training are perfect for this movie. Much of the same goes for Brent Huff as the leading man. Watch this film with friends! Oh, and did I mention nudity? It's got that too. An excellent cinematic experience. Sequel, please.


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