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Something Wild

Genres: Comedy, Thriller, Romance, 80s, Road Trips, Criterion Collection, Romantic Comedy

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, George 'Red' Schwartz, Leib Lensky

Director: Jonathan Demme

Synopsis: A straitlaced businessman meets a quirky, free-spirited woman at a downtown New York greasy spoon. Her offer of a ride back to his office results in a lunchtime motel rendezvous—just the beginning of a capricious interstate road trip that brings the two face-to-face with their hidden selves. Featuring a killer soundtrack and electric performances from Jeff Daniels (Terms of Endearment, The Squid and the Whale), Melanie Griffith (Body Double, Working Girl), and Ray Liotta (Field of Dreams, Goodfellas), SOMETHING WILD, directed by oddball American auteur Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense, The Silence of the Lambs), is both a kinky comic thriller and a radiantly off-kilter love story.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1986


  • "It has wit, originality, color, warmth and formal intelligence . . . Superbly unpredictable.", Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
  • "Quite a movie. Demme is a master of finding the bizarre in the ordinary.", Roger Ebert,


  • 1986: Winner, Best Supporting Actor, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
  • 1986: Nominee, Golden Globe, Best Actress
  • 1986: Nominee, Golden Globe, Best Actor

Something Wild
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