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Gwendoline (1984)

Gwendoline, a runaway nun, arrives in Hong Kong on a mission to find her father, who was last seen in the legendary Land of the Yik Yak searching for a rare butterfly. She's guided on her perilous journey by the selfish mercenary Willard.

Director:

Just Jaeckin

Writers:

Just Jaeckin (screenplay), John Willie (comic strip by: The Adventures of Sweet Gwendolyn)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tawny Kitaen ... Gwendoline
Brent Huff ... Willard
Zabou Breitman ... Beth (as Zabou)
Bernadette Lafont ... The Queen
Jean Rougerie ... D'Arcy
Roland Amstutz
Stanley Kapoul Stanley Kapoul ... (as Jean Stanislas Capoul)
Chen Chang Ching Chen Chang Ching
Vernon Dobtcheff
André Julien ... Tom (as Andre Julien)
Takashi Kawahara
Kristopher Kum
Loi Lam Duc Loi Lam Duc
Maurice Lamy
Jim Adhi Limas
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Storyline

Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen searching for a rare butterfly in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father and the butterfly, and face many other challenges to their mission. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Adventure Without Shame! A Lost, Lost Civilization Where No Man Has Ever Been ... And for Good Reason! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The warrior women of the Yik Yak were played by models. See more »

Goofs

D'Arcy makes many references to unleashing the Power of "The Volcano". No Volcano is ever seen in this desert-by-a-jungle-by-a-river called the Yek Yeuk. See more »

Quotes

Willard: [Willard, Beth and Gwendoline are tied up at the Cheops's encampment] Gwendoline, have you ever made love?
Gwendoline: No.
Willard: I can't let you die without making love. Here, move as close as you can.
[They can't reach each other. Willard picks up a straw with his teeth and begins gently poking Gwendoline's face with it]
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Alternate Versions

The US theatrical version "The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak" was 87 minutes long, as opposed to the original French release of 105 minutes. Both versions are available on DVD in the USA. See more »

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Gwendoline
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet
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Naked women up the Yik-Yak!
24 March 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

I have one recommendation for this movie: check your brain at the door and just enjoy the parade of flesh. The plot is the standard "I need to find X (gwen's father) at all costs" and I need the help of a "world wise" swaggering, reluctant daring-do to help me.But forget it! You probably wont see this many naked and topless babes this side of 1980 and not in a porn film.Amazingly, if you are a butt man, the version that played on TV is even better than the theatrical version.


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Country:

France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,337,274, 27 January 1985

Gross USA:

$1,337,274

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,337,274
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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