Wild Things - Wild Things (1998)
Genre Erotica; Thriller
Studio Sony Pictures Entertainment
Movie Release Date 20-Mar-98
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 1 hr 48 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.6
Matt Dillon Sam Lombardo
Kevin Bacon Ray Duquette
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 Snodgrass Ruby
Cory Pendergast Jimmy Leach
Marc Macaulay Walter
Toi Svane Nicole
Jeff Perry Bryce Hunter
Carrie Snodgress Ruby
Toi Svane Stepp Nicole Beach (as Toi Svane)
Dennis Neal Art Maddox
Eduardo Yáñez Frankie Condo
Paulo Benedeti Kirk
Diane Adams School Secretary
Jennifer Bini Taylor Barbara Baxter
Victoria Bass Judge Sylvia B. Waxman
Ted Bartsch Bailiff
Director John McNaughton
Writer Stephen Peters
Producer Rodney Liber
Producer Kevin Bacon
Musician George S. Clinton
Cinematography Jeffrey L. Kimball
Wild Things is the kind of lurid, trashy thriller that you'll either dive into with unabashed pleasure or turn away from in prudish disgust; it's entirely your choice, but we suggest the former option since it's obviously much more fun. The plot's so convoluted it's hardly worth describing, except to say that it's set in humid Florida and involves a respected high school teacher (Matt Dillon--yes, Matt Dillon as a teacher!) who is faced with accusations of rape by a student (Denise Richards, from Starship Troopers) who had been giving him the kind of attention most people would consider improper for such a "nice" young lady. Another student (Neve Campbell) raises a similar charge against the teacher, and that's when a police officer (Kevin Bacon) begins to investigate the allegations. Just when you think the movie's gone overboard with its shameless sex and absurdly twisted plot, in drops Bill Murray as an unscrupulous lawyer (of course) to spice things up with insurance scams and welcomed comic relief. As directed by John McNaughton (who has a way of making just the right moves with this kind of film noir melodrama), Wild Things is a bona fide guilty pleasure--the kind of movie you may be ashamed to enjoy, but what the heck, you'll enjoy it anyway. --Jeff Shannon
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
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Seen It Yes
Index 437
Collection Status In Collection
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Edition Details
Distributor Sony Pictures
Barcode 043396024113
Region 2
Release Date 06-Mar-01
Packaging Amaray schwarz
Screen Ratio 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Subtitles Keine Untertitel
Audio Tracks Deutsch: Dolby Digital 5.1
Deutsch: Dolby Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1