Director: John McNaughton - American Director
Theatrical Release: 1998
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 108 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
A seemingly virtuous high school guidance counselor, Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon), is accused of raping students Kelly (Denise Richards) and Suzie (Neve Campbell). Ken Bowden (Bill Murray), an oddball attorney, and Detective Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon) come to Lombardo's aid, unraveling a much larger blackmail scheme involving some of the town's least suspicious residents.<BR><BR>WILD THINGS, a veering, breakneck ride, proved surprisingly successful at the box office. It features director John McNaughton's (HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, NORMAL LIFE) best talents: sinuous, layered storytelling, racy cinematography, and shocking plot twists. Richards and Campbell sizzle on the screen as they tease, seduce, and entrap. Lying somewhere between black comedy and psycho thriller, WILD THINGS is an unclassifiable, unforgettable original.;
|Language Usage||Closed Captioned|
|Extra Info||Rated, French and English Subtitles|
|Rating Reason||strong sexuality, nudity, language and some violence|
Matt Dillon - American actor, DRUGSTORE COWBOY (1989)
Bill Murray - American actor, LOST IN TRANSLATION, MEATBALLS
Theresa Russell - American Actress
Robert Wagner - American actor, HART TO HART, AUSTIN POWERS
Denise Richards - Actress, WILD THINGS (1998)
Neve Campbell - Actress, PARTY OF FIVE, SCREAM
Daphne Rubin-Vega -
John McNaughton - American Director
Stephen Peters -
Rodney Liber - Producer
Steven A. Jones -
"...[An] erotic thriller..."
"...A grade-A B-movie....[McNaughton's strength is his] eye for the gaudy gesture..." -- Rating: B+
"...A slick, steamy tale of non-stop treachery..."
"...As soon as you think Stephen Peters' script has used up every conceivable opportunity, it twists again....There are as many surprises as characters..."
"...It has a little of everything....[McNaughton] likes to show audiences how wrong their expectations are..."