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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 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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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The taxicab seen when Emily and her entourage arrive is a 1980s-era Brasil-market Chevrolet Opala (a derivative of the German Opel Rekord C sold in Europe c. 1966-71), manufactured by GM do Brasil. 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

James Wheeler: We all have to lose ourselves sometimes to find ourselves, don't you think?
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I WANT TO FLY/SLAVE DREAM
Written by Bezalel Aloni, Aharon Amram and Ofra Haza
Performed by Ofra Haza
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* * out of 4.
4 September 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Lawyer (Carre Otis) is sent to Rio to help her boss with a real estate deal (Jacqueline Bisset) and gets herself mixed up with her client (Mickey Rourke) and throwing her morals out the door in the process. Steamy and very erotic with some very hot sexual encounters and a great looking cast, but empty and with little to offer besides lots of hot sex and lush cinematography.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Orchid See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahia, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,622,637, 29 April 1990

Gross USA:

$11,060,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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