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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.

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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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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the original draft of the screenplay, the object Kelly is holding underneath the towel, in the threesome scene, wasn't a bottle of champagne, as seen in the film, but a novelty penis. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sam: [Ken is wearing a neck brace] What do you do to your neck?
Kenneth Bowden: Oh, this? I don't have to wear it all the time.
[looks out the window and takes it off]
Kenneth Bowden: There was an insurance guy around here earlier.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

On 20 April 2004 an Unrated Edition of Wild Things was released on DVD and includes the following additions and extensions:
  • Over the opening shots of the school is inter-cut images of girls moving(dully lit and hard to make out)
  • Extended opening, Duquette and Perez talk about Suzie being locked up for 6 months and Lombardo being a sex hound
  • Extended threesome between Suzie, Lombardo, and Kelly
  • Extended pool scene of Suzie and Kelly making love
  • Duquette is caught spying on Kelly and she sprays him with a hose
  • Bowden and Baxter have lunch at a Mexican restaurant
  • Alternate and extended dialogue is placed through out the movie
  • Alternate Ending - Suzie's Grandmother Ruby takes Det. Perez on a tour of Suzie's home, she shows her a family album and reveals that she is not Suzie's real grandmother but that she raised her as her own. In an odd twist of events, old man Van Ryan (Kelly's grandfather) had got a girl pregnant and left her for dead in the glades, Ruby found Suzie shortly there afterwards. Ruby tells Det. Perez that Sandra Van Ryan (Theresa Russell) is Suzie's half sister and that Suzie had been sleeping with her own niece Kelly (Denise Richards). (This is all added before Det. Perez goes to talk to Walter).
  • 2 Added graphic scenes to the revealing ending - 1 Kelly comes to see Lombardo at the bar and gives him some cocaine to try, she is dressed very sexy in red and they end up fooling around (when Suzie takes the pictures of them together). 2 Then Lombardo is seen making love to Kelly from behind (after the car wash; in this particular scene, Lombardo is seen groping Kelly's right breast) as she repeats the line "No little girl is gonna make me..."
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Referenced in The Whole Nine Yards (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Good Life
Written by Rat Bat Blue
Performed by Rat Bat Blue
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Denise Richards Stunning!!!
21 September 2004 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

Magnificent storyline. While the basic storyline of what was happening was so simple it was so original as well. All the twists and turns kept you interested throughout the movie which is what people really want to see from a movie, not something that drags on and on about nothing and then finishes with the same kind of ending that every other movie does. Neve Campbell played a different type of role to what she's used to but did it very well. Matt Dillon (playing Sam Lambardo) was excellent although the role could have been cast slightly better maybe with George Clooney. Kevin Bacon gave another stellar performance and kept you interested in his role throughout the movie. But without a doubt the the best performance was Denise Richards who was absolutely perfect for the role. She couldn't have been cast better from anyone in the world. Her beauty made this movie what it was. I think a lot of people would consider Matt Dillon the luckiest man in the world.


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