Wild Things 1998

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An apparently virtuous high school guidance counsellor is accused of raping two students - Kelly and Suzie. But when an eccentric attorney and detective come to the counsellor's aid, they discover an extensive blackmail system which pervades the whole town.

Starring:
Kevin Bacon,Matt Dillon
Runtime:
1 hour, 43 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director John McNaughton
Starring Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon
Supporting actors Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Robert Wagner, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DVD Fan on 28 Aug. 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have heard of this film for quite a while now but have only just got round to watching it. I have to say it is a lot better than expected. The acting is good, good story and the plot has more twists than a pizzeria pepper pot!!!
Probably more well know for the scenes where Denise Richards and Neve Campbell kiss and the sex scene, but the rest of the film is much better than most thrillers with a twist, featuring a strong cast including Kevin Bacon. However you do need your brain in gear towards the end of the film to keep up with all the plot twists.........while the credits roll a few scenes are show as if to try and untangle some of the plotlines. Overall a great sexy thriller with a great ending no one could see coming....but you just feel some earlier scenes don't add up once you see the later plot revelations? ....but good fun all the same!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Crawford Steel on 11 Jun. 2004
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Wild Things is great. It has some great comedy, a nice series of sound themes, nice eye candy for the lads and a good laugh for the lasses, and best of all, the only plot I've seen which makes it past the quadruple-cross. Not highly realistic, but it's TV, right?
Denise Richards is the daughter of THE top society family in Blue Bay, Florida. Neve Campbell is a piece of white trash who lives in a broken down caravan in mangroves and looks like a Goth. Matt Dillon is the up and coming star teacher at Blue Bay High and Kevin Bacon is the dodgy cop in the Blue Bay Police Department.
On first sight, Kelly (Richards) loathes Suzie (Campbell) and is intent on seducing her cute teacher Sam (Dillon), and Suzie loathes Detective Duquette (Bacon), for reasons that we don't find out until later. It's only after it becomes apparent how very close Suzie, Kelly and Sam actually are that the plot begins to thicken - and I won't spoil the fun.
It's a thriller that is so trashy, kinky and convoluted that you watch it all the way through, go "Eh?" and have another go - let's say it's the ONLY film I know where there are so many double-crosses that they had to tack an explanatory out-take on the end! Good to watch any time, with any company except possibly your granny, and some lovely sunny scenery for those who really miss the sun through ten months of the year!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Oct. 2000
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Imagine one day in a beautiful south Flordia community, a rich woman's sexy daughter washing her handsome guidence consulars jeep and wants to sleep with him, but it becomes a twisted nightmare as the consular is accused of rape, but there is something else behind it. That is the backbone to WILD THINGS. WILD THINGS is defanly the original sexy twisted thriller of the year, that made Denise Richards and Neve Campbell, the sexiest young stars in a erotic thriller. The plot is clever and twisted and you've got to have snakeeyes to understand everything. The performances by Campbell, Richards, Dillion, Bacon and Murray (Ghostbusters fame) are something else. And the sex scene is breathtaking. Who ever wrote a good story to this is amazing. it's like the hidden clues like in the plot, and the actors do the plot as if it is their own. Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillion - There's something about Mary) a consular with a handsome charm doesn't realize that Rich girl Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards - The world is not enough, in here ultimate sex straved performance) is in love with him, but she accuses him of rape when he refuses to deflower her. And Suzie Toller (Scream's Never Campbell) too is accusing, but a detective named Ray (Kevin Bacon - The hollow man) has a bad feeling that the rape case maybe a game, but whose game? I have seen this a couple of times, the sex scene with Campbell, Richards and Dillion is truly something else. A CLASSIC THRILLER WITH A TWISTED INTELLIGENT STORY. I reccomended this to Amazon customers 18 years and over it contains Thriller violence, Sex invovling high level Denise Richards nudidty and some bad lananuge. I give it a high score of: 10/10 *****
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Throda tzen on 29 Dec. 2013
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Don't get this mixed up with 'Where the wild things are'!. Released in 1998 this erotic thriller begins with a high school guidance councillor, Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon) being accused of rape by two female students, Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards) and Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell), and he hires lawyer Kenneth Bowden (Bill Murray) to defend him, but all is not as it seems.
This basic plot soon takes a dramatic turn as other schemes come into play. All in all there are about 4 major plot twists to the story and if you didn't manage to figure it out during the movie, the end credits show 'hidden' scenes that explain the various plot twists.
The film gained notoriety when it came out for its explicit sex scenes but these are now much reduced in impact due to more modern releases. Denise Richards still smokes as the spoilt Kelly and Neve Cambell works well as her nemesis. Murry is great as the unconventional lawyer. Sure there are some plot holes if you're looking past the eye candy, but its still a good thriller.
Unlike other reviewers I had no issues with the disc. The colours and sound were fine -mind you, I do pass it through a hi fi system. I picked this up for under £3 and for that price you can't really go wrong.
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