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Something Wild

Something Wild Movie Poster
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Produced by Jonathan Demme
Kenneth Utt
Written by E. Max Frye
Starring Jeff Daniels
Melanie Griffith
Ray Liotta
Music by Laurie Anderson
John Cale
Fine Young Cannibals
New Order
Oingo Boingo
Cinematography Tak Fujimoto
Editing by Craig McKay
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date(s) November 7, 1986
Running time 113 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Something Wild is a 1986 comedy-action film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels and Ray Liotta. It was screened out of competition at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



A strait-laced banker (Daniels) meets a sexy wild child (Griffith) for a series of small adventures. Though he initially protests, he finds that her free-wheeling lifestyle adds the spark that has been missing in his life. The movie takes a dark turn when her violent ex-convict husband (Liotta) shows up and wants her back.

Featured cast

Actor Role
Jeff Daniels Charles Driggs
Margaret Colin Irene
Gary Goetzman Guido Paonessa
Melanie Griffith Audrey Hankel, aka Lulu
Ray Liotta Ray Sinclair
Charles Napier Irate chef
Jim Roche Motel philosopher
John Sayles Motorcycle cop
Kenneth Utt Dad
Tracey Walter The Country Squire
John Waters Used car salesman
Su Tissue Peggy Dillman

DVD release

Something Wild was released on DVD on 6/5/2001. The film was presented in its original 1.85:1 widesceen aspect ratio. The disc only special feature was the Original Theatrical Trailer. The DVD is currently out of print.

Awards and nominations

1987 Golden Globe Awards

1987 Edgar Awards

See also


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