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
Camera visible in Ray's sunglasses (during interrogation at the pool). See more »
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?
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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Interspersed with the credits are additional scenes that explain some of the plot twists. See more »
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, Ruby reveals that old man Van Ryan (Kelly's grandfather) had once gotten a young girl pregnant. He brought her to the glades to live in the trailer park, where she gave birth and died within a year from alcoholism. Ruby then took Suzie in her home shortly afterwards. Ruby then tells Det. Perez that Sandra Van Ryan (Theresa Russell) is Suzie's half-sister, so Suzie had technically been having sex with her own niece Kelly (Denise Richards). (This is all added before Det. Perez goes to talk to Walter).
Two 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..."
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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