Wild Things

Corrected entry: In the scene where they are all sitting in the court room and the camera is panning across their faces, you can clearly see a guy sitting next to the aisle giving a thumbs-up to the camera.

Correction: He's just idly tapping his hand on the back of the bench and his thumb happens to be extended. He's not "giving" anyone the thumb's up, he's just acting bored.

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Corrected entry: When the detectives are talking to Suzie's mother it's daylight, and a few seconds later, when they're walking up to her trailer it's the middle of the night.

Correction: If you look carefully, you'll see that it's actually dusk, just after sunset, when the detectives talk to Suzie's mom. That's why it's still relatively light. And it's not pitch black when they approach Suzie's trailer, just darker than it was a few minutes earlier. All perfectly plausible in the time frame we're given.

Corrected entry: When Kevin Bacon types in the password for the account of Matt Dillon, Gloria Perez doesn't even say a thing about it. Surely she would have questioned how Bacon knew the password for someone else's account.

Correction: She knows what kind of cop Bacon's character is. It doesn't surprise me at all that she isn't surprised by this.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Kelly Van Ryan, Sam Lombardo, and Susie Toller are getting together in Sam's apartment, when they've all been shown (right before the sex scene) its dark outside. Then when Kelly takes off her bra you can see the window behind her which shows that it is daytime.

Correction: The light source is ambiguous, it could have been from a street lamp or a light mounted on the walls of the building.

Corrected entry: Kevin Bacon knows about Matt Dillon's plan and that it includes killing Neve Cambell so why does he keep investigating and warning her? You can't say it's for creating an alibi because he does it when neither his partner nor anyone else is there to witness him.

Correction: He is doing it to make Neve Campbell's character paranoid, so that she will go to see Denise Richard's character and have it out with her. This gives him the opportunity to film them together and create the beginnings of what will end up framing Denise Richards for Neve Campbell's 'murder'.

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Corrected entry: When Ray and Sam are out on the boat near the end, and Sam swings the boat, we see Ray topple over the side. The camera cuts back to Sam smirking, and then back to Ray, who we see hanging on for dear life to a rope. He then manages to pull himself back up onto the boat. Wasn't this man shot in the shoulder only days before? How could he have mustered the arm strength needed to haul himself back on board?

Correction: The wound was quite superficial (as it ought to be, considering that it proves to have been self-inflicted to make his murder of the girl seem like self-defense).

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Corrected entry: Later in the movie when Officers Ray Duquette and Gloria Perez are in the police station, they walk through a door marked Display ID beyond this point. In this scene, although everyone else is displaying a clip ID on their chest, Duquette and Perez are not wearing ID tags or their badges at all.

Correction: Maybe they don't care, or maybe they just forgot. The two are shown to have a penchant for rule-breaking. This is a character mistake/decision, not a movie mistake.

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Corrected entry: Kelly is soaking wet when she enters Sam's house, yet when she leaves she's dry. She is not in there long enough for that to happen, even with the time allotted to stage the rape.

Correction: In the credits of the unrated version of the movie, we see that Kelly and Sam actually have sex while she is in his house, so there is no telling how long she was in there for.

Corrected entry: At the end Suzie's teeth are intact and look exactly the same. This is impossible because Suzie and Sam pulled Suzie's teeth out to make it look like she had been murdered. It's unlikely she could have managed to get new teeth while she was 'dead' without alerting anyone by accessing her money or insurance.

Correction: She could have already had money set aside for that purpose. Paying with cash wouldn't alert authorities.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Matt Dillon is speaking to the school, he writes the words "SEX CRIMES" on a blackboard. The way these words are written change slightly each time the camera cuts back to them: it is particularly noticeable if you keep your eye on the "X".

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Tom Baxter: Maybe you didn't hear me, Lombardo. You're finished in Blue Bay. And if I find you around my daughter again, you'll be finished, period. Get the fuck out of here.

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Question: Did Kelly Van Ryan really love Sam Lombardo or was she trying to use him to get her mom's money? Or both?

Answer: Kelly loved Sam and hated her mom. She wanted the money that was left to her by her grandfather and this was the only way to get it without her mom dying.

Greg Dwyer

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