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Wild Things (1998)

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A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.

Director:

John McNaughton

Writer:

Stephen Peters
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Ray Duquette
Matt Dillon ... Sam Lombardo
Neve Campbell ... Suzie Toller
Theresa Russell ... Sandra Van Ryan
Denise Richards ... Kelly Van Ryan
Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Gloria Perez
Robert Wagner ... Tom Baxter
Bill Murray ... Ken Bowden
Carrie Snodgress ... Ruby
Jeff Perry ... Bryce Hunter
Cory Pendergast ... Jimmy Leach
Marc Macaulay ... Walter
Toi Svane Stepp Toi Svane Stepp ... Nicole (as Toi Svane)
Dennis Neal ... Art Maddox
Diane Adams Diane Adams ... School Secretary
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Storyline

In south Florida, a high school counselor is accused of rape by a manipulative rich girl and her trailer trash classmate. The cop on the case begins to suspect a conspiracy and dives into an elaborate and devious web of greed and betrayal to find the truth. Written by J.J. Jackson

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They're dying to play with you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex Crimes See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,622,444, 22 March 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,753,944, 28 June 1998
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Company Credits

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Mandalay Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Edition)

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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Before the filming of an outdoor scene by the river, a gaffer was fixing the lights and noticed something floating by in the river. It was a dead body. The police were called and when they arrived, they anchored it to the dock, out of sight of the camera. They removed it after the scene was shot. See more »

Goofs

It would have been pretty obvious to police investigating the shooting of Kelly that she had been lying on her back on the sofa when she was shot, and therefore Duquette's explanation that he shot her in self defense was untrue. See more »

Quotes

Sam: No little girl can ever make me come.
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Crazy Credits

Interspersed with the credits are additional scenes that explain some of the plot twists. See more »

Alternate Versions

USA Network version deletes all lesbian scenes between Neve and Denise. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) See more »

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Not An Addict
Written by Sarah Bettens and Gert Bettens
Performed by K's Choice
Courtesy of Double T Music/550 Music/Sony Music Entertainment (Belgium)
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's more of a parody than a thriller...
28 January 1999 | by MrPink080See all my reviews

Too many of the reviewers took this movie far too seriously. It's a satire of film noir really. The fact that Denise Richards is nothing more than untalented pretty face actress made her perfect for the role. It's exactly what the film was trying to do... mock all erotic thrillers and such.

It's not Lesile Nielson, or MadTV.. it's smart satire. The kind that doesn't always make you laugh while watching it, but seems pretty dang funny when you look back at it. At the same time, it remains entertaining, and even suspenseful.

Neve Campbell and Bill Murray find a way to shine. Despite being surrounded with an overrated Matt Dillon, a pitiful Denise Richards, and perhaps washed-up(although still effective) Kevin Bacon, Neve and Bill both put in quality performances.

This movie is definitely worth the rent...if you're of the male gender.


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