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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Inspired by a cartoon strip which first appeared in the US magazine "Bizarre" in 1946. See more »

Goofs

Most of the dialogue is not lip-synched accurately. See more »

Quotes

Willard: And you'll get nothing from me, you overdressed gargoyle!
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Alternate Versions

For the original theatrical release, the BBFC required 3m 14s worth of cuts. For the video release, 2m 51s were cut. In 2005, all previous cuts were waived for the DVD release. See more »

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

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La Légende De Pikao
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet
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Gwendoline keeps being modern
22 February 2006 | by aline-11See all my reviews

A fantastic movie! Not only sexy but mostly what french people call erotique. Many themes, the FORCE (volcano) the virgin killer (you'll die if you make love to her) (Gwendoline) and her world are very near of a light SM butthis is mostly the Goddess side of the female that shines. Its definitely one of the best french movies but not so recognized.. who cares? The music is excellent, based on a vocal progression with some ostinato technique. And last but not least Zabu appears, sh'e very young and we see that she kept going amazingly well! What a pity that after that we did not see Tawny Kitaen in movies of the same standard! Aline (who lives like a modern Gwendoline)


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