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Wild Orchid (1989)

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A female lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.

Director:

Zalman King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... James Wheeler
Jacqueline Bisset ... Claudia Dennis
Carré Otis ... Emily Reed
Assumpta Serna ... Hanna Munch
Bruce Greenwood ... Jerome McFarland
Oleg Vidov ... Otto Munch
Milton Gonçalves ... Flavio
Jens Peter Jens Peter ... Volleyball Player
Antonio Mario Silva Da Silva Antonio Mario Silva Da Silva ... Rambo
Paul Land ... Big Sailor
Michael Villella Michael Villella ... Elliot Costa
Bernardo Jablonski Bernardo Jablonski ... Roberto
Luiz Lobo Luiz Lobo ... Juan
Lester Berman Lester Berman ... Interviewer #1
Steven Kaminsky Steven Kaminsky ... Interviewer #2
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Storyline

Emily, a raw recruit to a law firm is sent to Brazil with Claudia to help finalise a real estate deal. Emily is innocent and vulnerable, and when she's left in Rio with Wheeler, a milionaire with an unusual outlook on life, Emily is shocked and intrigued by the sex antics to which she is exposed. Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orquídea salvaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahia, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,622,637, 29 April 1990

Gross USA:

$11,060,485

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,060,485
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vision PDG See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The hotel construction site was actually the skeleton of an abandoned hotel in Salvador, Bahia that was never completed. It was imploded a few years later, after decades of abandonment. See more »

Goofs

In the end, when Wheeler and Emily ride off on the Harley, Wheeler is wearing a leather vest in some shots, and a long sleeved leather jacket in others. See more »

Quotes

Emily Reed: Why this? Why all the trouble?
James Wheeler: Because I'm interested in you.
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Alternate Versions

R-rated version runs 106 min. the more explicit unrated version is 111 min. See more »

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This is a very intense, sensual movie.
23 July 2006 | by magsmom-2See all my reviews

I felt that this was a good movie. It was very erotic to me. I saw it several years ago and just recently watched it again at a request for the movie by me. Mikey Rourke left a very sensuous impression on me in this movie whereas before I never looked at him in this way. I thought his role was very well performed. He was both mysterious and complicated. I would recommend this movie for couples to watch together. I felt that it was a very romantic and arousing movie. I believe that the review that I read was very harsh. I have found that many times when I watch a movie that doesn't get a lot of stars in its review, I seem to watch them and form my own different opinion. Wild Orchid is one of them. It fills the impulsive fantasies that some people have.


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