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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 »

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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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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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Soundtracks

Sous La Pluie
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet
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User Reviews

Trashy? Yup. Dumb? Sure. Fun? Heck yeah!
6 March 2003 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

A beautiful woman hires an intrepid adventurer to help find her father, who has disappeared in the jungle while searching for a rare and priceless butterfly. Along the way they run into cannibals, a race of Amazon warriors and all the usual attractions one would expect to find in a lost jungle. That's pretty much all you have to know of the plot, which is mainly an excuse to show off scads of beautiful naked women, gorgeous Filipino scenery, some almost competent action scenes, and Tawny Kitaen. That about covers it. Director Just Jaeckin apparently put a fair chunk of the tons of money he made off his "Emanuelle" movies into this one, and it shows; the film doesn't look cheap, at least, and Jaeckin's photography shows off the film's best assets--including Tawny Kitaen's--to their best advantage. Go at it with the right attitude and this film can be a lot of fun.


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