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Wild Orchid (1989)

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A female lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.

Director:

Zalman King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... James Wheeler
Jacqueline Bisset ... Claudia Dennis
Carré Otis ... Emily Reed
Assumpta Serna ... Hanna Munch
Bruce Greenwood ... Jerome McFarland
Oleg Vidov ... Otto Munch
Milton Gonçalves ... Flavio
Jens Peter Jens Peter ... Volleyball Player
Antonio Mario Silva Da Silva Antonio Mario Silva Da Silva ... Rambo
Paul Land ... Big Sailor
Michael Villella Michael Villella ... Elliot Costa
Bernardo Jablonski Bernardo Jablonski ... Roberto
Luiz Lobo Luiz Lobo ... Juan
Lester Berman Lester Berman ... Interviewer #1
Steven Kaminsky Steven Kaminsky ... Interviewer #2
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Storyline

Emily, a raw recruit to a law firm is sent to Brazil with Claudia to help finalise a real estate deal. Emily is innocent and vulnerable, and when she's left in Rio with Wheeler, a milionaire with an unusual outlook on life, Emily is shocked and intrigued by the sex antics to which she is exposed. Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orquídea salvaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahia, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,646,000, 29 April 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,060,485
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vision PDG See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Willem Dafoe turned down the role of James Wheeler. See more »

Goofs

In the end, when Wheeler and Emily ride off on the Harley, Wheeler is wearing a leather vest in some shots, and a long sleeved leather jacket in others. See more »

Quotes

Emily Reed: It must be jet lag. My emotions are getting the best of me.
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Alternate Versions

R-rated version runs 106 min. the more explicit unrated version is 111 min. See more »

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SOL NEGRO
Written by Caetano Veloso
Performed by Maria Bethânia and Gal Costa
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User Reviews

very sad
21 June 2003 | by girlfromlaSee all my reviews

This movie is very sad. I loved "9 1/2 weeks" and Wild orchid is the opposite. I can't tell the worst thing in this movie, cause it's a hard question... i hated Mickey Rourke in this role; the movie is boring, and i also didn't recognize my own country in it: at least not as awful, dirty and vulgar as in Wild Orchid.


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