Skip to main content
Something Wild Movie Poster
Plot, Details & Awards

Something Wild

(1986)
R In Theaters 11/7/1986 , 113min.
Share this movie on

Plot & Details

A wildly inventive and entertaining comic nightmare from former Roger Corman prodigy Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), this screwball odyssey is a ride to remember. Jeff Daniels plays clean-cut New York bond trader Charlie Driggs, who accepts a ride home from a strange but attractive lower-class woman named Lulu (Melanie Griffith). The sexy Louise Brooks lookalike doesn't take him home, but shanghais him for a bizarre roadtrip to Virginia that includes kinky bondage sex, destruction of property, and robbery. Things get stranger when Lulu tells Charlie that her real name is Audrey and takes him home to meet her mother, asking him to pose as her husband. The charade continues until her high-school reunion, where the roadtrip (and the entire film) takes a sharp U-turn into psycho-thriller territory. Audrey's dangerously psychotic ex-con husband, Ray Sinclair (Ray Liotta), shows up. What had been a liberating fling for Charlie turns into a bloody and vicious battle for survival.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1986 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Jeff Daniels Nominated
1986 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Ray Liotta Nominated
1986 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Melanie Griffith Nominated

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1986 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Screenplay Max E. Frye Won

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X