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A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.

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  • Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
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Charles Driggs
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Audrey Hankel
George 'Red' Schwartz ...
Counter Man (as George Schwartz)
Leib Lensky ...
Frenchy
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The Country Squire
Maggie T. ...
Country Squire Bulldog
Patricia Falkenhain ...
Charlie's Secretary
Sandy McLeod ...
Graves' Secretary
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Richard Graves
Buzz Kilman ...
TV Newscaster
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Dad
Adelle Lutz ...
Rose
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Irate Chef
Jim Roche ...
Motel Philosopher
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Motorcycle Cop
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Used Car Guy
The Texas Kid ...
Hitchhiking Cowboy
Byron D. Hutcherson ...
Hitchhiking Kid
Eleana Hutcherson ...
Hitchhiking Kid
Thomas Cavano ...
Guitar Player
Dorothy Demme ...
Junk Store Gal
Emma Byrne ...
Junk Store Gal
Dana Preu ...
Peaches
Max the Dog ...
Himself
Mary Ardella Drew ...
Donna Penski
Joseph Lee Davis ...
James Williams
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Kevin Stroup
The Feelies ...
The Willies
James Hurd ...
Stylish Reunion Couple
Joanna Kitchen-Hurd ...
Stylish Reunion Couple
Jack Gilpin ...
Larry Dillman
Su Tissue ...
Peggy Dillman
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Guido Paonessa
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Irene
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Ray Sinclair
Chloe Amateau ...
Chloe
Dung Chau ...
Robbery Victim
The Crew ...
Gas Station Rappers
Steven Scales ...
Nelson (as Steve Scales)
John Montgomery ...
Harmonica Slim
Kristin Olsen ...
Tracy
Heather Shaw ...
Choir Girl
Vic Blair ...
Cowboy Maitre d'
D. Stanton Miranda ...
Darlene
Ding-a-Ling ...
Motorcycle Dog
Johnny Marrs ...
Motorcycle Driver
George Henry Wyche Jr. ...
Police Officer
Marilee K. Smith ...
Police Officer
Jeffrey R. Rioux ...
Police Officer
Jeff Herig ...
Police Officer
Gil Lazier ...
Homicide Detective
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The Girl in 3F
'Sister' Carol East ...
Dottie (as 'Sister Carol' East)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Tina - Waitress (uncredited)
Gary Bishop ...
Civil War Reenactor (uncredited)
Ivy Cream ...
Dancer at Class Reunion (uncredited)
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Joanne (uncredited)
Drummond Erskine ...
Cafe Patron (uncredited)
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Mistaken Identity, Woman in the Street (uncredited)
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Man in Car (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jonathan Demme

Written by

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E. Max Frye ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ronald M. Bozman ... associate producer (as Ron Bozman)
Jonathan Demme ... producer
Bill Miller ... associate producer
Edward Saxon ... executive producer
Kenneth Utt ... producer

Music by

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Laurie Anderson
John Cale

Cinematography by

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Tak Fujimoto ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Craig McKay

Editorial Department

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Reid Burns ... color timer (as Reed Burns)
Rudy Gaskins ... assistant editor
J. Kathleen Gibson ... assistant editor
Howard Gindoff ... assistant editor
Bill Johnson ... second assistant editor
Alisa Lepselter ... apprentice editor
Anne Sawyer ... apprentice editor (as Ann Sawyer)
Diane Schaub ... first assistant editor
Camilla Toniolo ... associate editor

Casting By

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Risa Bramon Garcia ... (as Risa Bramon)
Billy Hopkins

Production Design by

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Norma Moriceau

Art Direction by

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Stephen J. Lineweaver ... (as Steve Lineweaver)

Set Decoration by

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William F. Reynolds ... (as Billy Reynolds)

Costume Design by

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Norma Moriceau

Makeup Department

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Alan D'Angerio ... hair department head (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kenneth Utt ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ronald M. Bozman ... first assistant director (as Ron Bozman)
James Greenhut ... second assistant director: New York (as Jim Greenhut)
Dana J. Kuznetzkoff ... dga trainee (as Dana Kuznetzkoff)
Kyle McCarthy ... second assistant director
David Sardi ... second assistant director: New York

Art Department

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Richard Adee ... set dresser (as Rich Adee)
Kathy Bird ... art department assistant
Peter Demme ... carpenter
Kathleen Dolan ... assistant props (as Kathy Dolan)
Chuck Esty ... carpenter
Jim Finguera ... scenic artist (as Jim Finguerra)
Clay A. Griffith ... art department assistant (as Clay Griffith)
Jerry Holt ... construction supervisor
Winston Ford Lawless ... assistant props (as Winston 'Ford' Lawless)
Ann Miller ... property master (as Annie Miller)
Kevin Oates ... set dresser
Jiggs Walker ... assistant props (as Lewis 'Jiggs' Walker)
Susan Inge Wood ... scenic artist (as Susan Wood)
John Dahl ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Byron K. Lovelace ... property master: New York second unit (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Louis Bertini ... sound assistant
Harriet Fidlow ... adr editor (as Harriet Winn)
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Frank Graziadei ... sound recordist
Les Lazarowitz ... sound mixer
Michael Moyse ... sound editor
Linda Murphy ... boom operator
Yvette Nabel ... adr assistant
Dan Sable ... supervising sound editor
Lynn Sable ... sound assistant
Jill Searchinger ... sound assistant
Reilly Steele ... adr recordist
Ann Stein ... adr editor (as Anne Stein)
Paul Trejo ... sound editor
Li-Shin Yu ... sound apprentice (as Li Shin Yu)
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bill Anagnos ... stunt double: Ray (as Billy Anagnos)
Debbie Ellis ... stunt double: Lulu (as Debbi Ellis)
John Robotham ... stunt coordinator
George Marshall Ruge ... stunt double: Ray
Debbi A. Davison ... stunt double (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
John Robotham ... stunt double: Charlie (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ken Beattie ... electrician
Bob Brennan ... best boy
John Donohue ... key grip (as John Donahue)
Gene Engels ... electrician
S. Karin Epstein ... still photographer
James W. Finnerty ... dolly grip (as Jim Finnerty Jr.)
Bill Gerardo ... assistant camera (as Billy Gerardo)
Vinnie Gerardo ... assistant camera
Andrea 'Maude' Graham ... grip
Kurt Illinger ... electrician
Tony C. Jannelli ... camera operator (as Tony Janelli)
Brian Marshall ... grip
Jim Meade ... grip
Charles Meere ... gaffer (as Charlie Meere)
Tom Schurke ... video engineer
Don Smetzer ... still photographer
John Smith ... best boy
Mike DePrez ... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Beth Henley Cavano ... extras casting (as Beth Cavano)
Heidi Levitt ... casting assistant
Lisa Peterson ... casting assistant
Riccardo Bertoni ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugenie Bafaloukos ... costume supervisor (as Eugenie Bafaloukas)
Rita Barbera ... wardrobe supervisor
Michael Forcade ... wardrobe supervisor
Julie Hill-Parker ... wardrobe supervisor (as Julie Parker)
Jacqueline Pinon ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Steve Rose ... location manager: New York (as Steven Rose)

Music Department

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Sharon Boyle ... music supervisor
Gary Goetzman ... musical consultant
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Eric Liljestrand ... score recordist (uncredited)
Mark Wolfson ... music mixer (uncredited) / music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Leonidas ... transportation coordinator
Dennis Radesky ... transportation captain
John H. Stephens ... driver (uncredited)
Timothy Stephens ... driver: trailers (uncredited)

Other crew

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Grace Blake ... production office coordinator
Vince Burns ... production assistant
Parnes Cartwright ... production assistant
Donna Chase ... production assistant
Diana Chingos ... assistant production office coordinator
R.W. Dixon ... production assistant
Robin Fajardo ... assistant: Ken Utt
Loretta Farb ... production associate
Richard Guay ... production auditor
Gus Holzer ... production associate
Larry Kaplan ... unit publicist
Bill Largin ... production assistant
Jacek Laskus ... creative consultant
Pat MacEnulty ... assistant production office coordinator
Sandy McLeod ... script supervisor
Nancy Savoca ... assistant auditor
Annie Spiegelman ... production assistant
Dawn Steinberg ... production assistant (as Dawn Sydney Steinberg)
Jim Van Voris ... production assistant
Mark Witzen ... production assistant
Beth Young ... production assistant
Michelle Hartly ... coordinator (uncredited)
David H. Kramer ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Solomon J. LeFlore ... production financing (uncredited)

Thanks

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Irving Azoff ... thanks
Steve Baker ... thanks
John 'Tim' Bowling ... thanks
Jay Chattaway ... thanks
Percy Chin ... thanks
Tony Fitzpatrick ... thanks
Andrea 'Maude' Graham ... thanks
Jah Life ... thanks
Jerry Masucci ... thanks
Kathy Nelson ... thanks
Chip Taylor ... thanks
Mark Wolfson ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The uneventful life of the businessman Charles Driggs suddenly changes when he meets the wild and sexy Lulu. When he accepts her offer to drive him back to his office, she instead takes him out of town and on a trip, leaving behind his old life. Posing as a married couple, Charles and "Audrey" (which turns out to be Lulu's real name) visit her mother and her high school reunion. At this reunion they meet Audrey's violent ex-husband Ray, who has just released from prison. When Ray makes it clear that he wants Audrey back, that is when the real trouble begins. Written by Leon Wolters

Plot Keywords
Taglines Something Different Something Daring Something Dangerous See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dangereuse sous tous rapports (France)
  • Algo salvaje (Spain)
  • Gefährliche Freundin (East Germany)
  • Дикая штучка (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Algo salvaje (Panama)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,825,717, 09 Nov 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia The two old ladies in the re-sale shop are the mothers of David Byrne and director Jonathan Demme. See more »
Goofs Lulu's drink of choice is Seagram's 7, an American blended whiskey. When she enters the package store, she specifically asks for 4 pints of Scotch, and the clerk retrieves the Seagram's from the shelf. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Something Wild/The Mission/Hoosiers/Sky Bandits (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Loco de Amor See more »
Quotes Motel philosopher: Remember, no matter what, it's better to be a live dog than a dead lion.
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