In the fictitious Florida suburb of Blue Bay, Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon) is a high school guidance counsellor who all the girls in the yard are crushing on hard. But their seemingly harmless flirtation is undercut when Sam is accused of rape by preppy, rich, popular student Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards) and her gothy, outsider classmate Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell, fresh from Scream 2). Post-trial, there’s something that just doesn’t jive with local police detective Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon), who keeps investigating…
Why You Should See This Film
Dripping with innuendo, Wild Things is borderline camp along the lines of its contemporary Starship Troopers (also featuring Denise Richards). There’s swimming pool fights, spontaneous girl-on-girl action, jeeps, and luxury boats – though sadly no yacht rock (a 90s soundtrack featuring Third Eye Blind, Morphine, and Sugar Ray is almost as kitschy). Add small roles played by Robert Wagner and Bill Murray and you have the perfect recipe for some summer entertainment that’s titillating, funny and fun.
Summer in Full Colour: A Gin & Film Festival
There’s something about summer where everything is turned up to eleven: the heat, the music, the colour, the passion. Presented with our friends at Four Pillars Gin, our Summer in Full Colour: A Gin & Film Festival will celebrate life at full volume.
Every Wednesday night in February, we’ll bring you a sizzling program of cult favourites, across the themes of Teen Dreams (Dazed and Confused, Almost Famous), Cool in the Pool (The Graduate, Boogie Nights), Hot in the City (Rear Window, Do the Right Thing) and Miami Nights (Wild Things, Scarface). And of course, every week gets an ice cold Four Pillars cocktail to match.
- Year: 1998
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: John McNaughton
- Cast: Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon
- Duration: 108 minutes
- Language: English