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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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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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Taglines:

Sie sind jung, Sie sind sexy, Sie sind morderisch. (You're young, you're sexy, you're murderous) (German release) 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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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

Production Co:

Mandalay Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

| (Unrated Edition)

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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director John McNaughton says he deleted a scene that would have shown Matt Dillon and Kevin Bacon showering together, as it was gratuitous. See more »

Goofs

In the court room scene a male extra gives the thumbs up sign to the panning camera. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Van Ryan: Whooo, it worked! we screwed the bitch!
[Kelly kisses Sam]
Kelly Van Ryan: It worked just like you said. What's wrong?
Sam: You scared the shit out of me. What's wrong, is you're coming here. That's what's wrong. Are you fuckin' crazy?
Kelly Van Ryan: Yeah, I'm crazy. Ask my mom.
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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 »

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Featured in Making of Wild Things (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Louie, Louie
Written by Richard Berry
Performed by Iggy Pop
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Is there a deep dark secret lurking in the American dream? See it here!
16 October 2011 | by zkenSee all my reviews

This movie, one of my all time favorites, and BODY HEAT, are two sides of a coin. Read this film, and think about the message right there for us to all read. It is not just that things are not what they seem to be, but that the American dream is littered with the dark holes of serial criminals, thieves and liars that no one could have been aware of back when this was made. What makes this movie an absolute punch drunk riot is the perfect casting, the perfect setting and a plot that rides you to the end and then beyond. It is a delirious satire, an absolute swanky spoof, and super charged ride. Each time I watch this, I get a little more about the method that makes this work. It is a layering of detail, a rhythm of betrayal and a perfect pitch. Like a great rock concert by a band is at the top of its game, this is film making that cranks at perfect pitch. The serious laughs are even better when you know what to expect. Miss this at your own risk.


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