Wild Things (1998)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Erotic Thriller  |   Release Date - Mar 20, 1998 (USA)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This thriller takes place in Blue Bay, Florida, where social-climbing guidance counselor Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon) is indifferent to teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards), who retaliates by accusing him of rape, an accusation that leads to his suspension by the school and a rejection from the country club. He can't afford a big attorney, so he hires shrewd Ken Bowden (Bill Murray), while Kelly's mom, Sandra Van Ryan (Theresa Russell), Sam's former lover, gets a platoon of top lawyers. Trailer-trash Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell) backs up Kelly's claim and additional plot twists and turns develop. The seldom-seen Carrie Snodgrass (Diary of a Mad Housewife) has a supporting role in this film.

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Keywords

con/scam, double-cross, false-accusation, femme-fatale

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High Production Values, Sleeper