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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
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

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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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

James Wheeler: Was it love at first sight? How did she know?
Emily Reed: Because it was something she never felt before.
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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 A Life in Film (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

BIRD BOY
Written by Nana Vasconcelos
Performed by Nana Vasconcelos and The Bushdancers
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User Reviews

 
Very sensual movie
8 June 2002 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Wild Orchid is one of the most sexually explicit movies I recall seeing as a child. While the film is tame by today's standards when released in 1990 it was very explict. The storyline isn't to much to really speak of but Zalman King keeps Carrie Otis naked enough times to where the male viewer doesn't really care. The final sex scene makes you wonder if Rourke and Otis really went at it.


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