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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)

Gwendoline (original title)
Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, she's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father.

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 Jean Rougerie ... D'Arcy
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz
Stanley Kapoul Stanley Kapoul ... (as Jean Stanislas Capoul)
Chen Chang Ching Chen Chang Ching
Vernon Dobtcheff
André Julien André Julien ... Tom (as Andre Julien)
Takashi Kawahara Takashi Kawahara
Kristopher Kum Kristopher Kum
Loi Lam Duc Loi Lam Duc
Maurice Lamy Maurice Lamy
Jim Adhi Limas 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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Taglines:

Outrageous adventures in the Kingdom of Women See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Most of the dialogue is not lip-synched accurately. See more »

Quotes

Beth: [to Gwendoline] Your upbringing will be the death of us!
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Alternate Versions

For the original theatrical release, the BBFC required 3m 14s worth of cuts. For the video release, 2m 51s were cut. In 2005, all previous cuts were waived for the DVD release. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

À Pikao
Written by Pierre Bachelet
Performed by Guy Matteoni Son Choeur Et Orchestre, arranged by Bernard Levitte
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Tawny Kitaen at her best.
30 October 1998 | by TroyAirSee all my reviews

This movie is based on a comic strip I've never seen. The plot isn't much to talk about. It sure isn't as much fun as "Raiders of the Lost Ark" or the other Indiana Jones films. And while there is some nudity and bondage (including Tawny) for the most part there really isn't much to the film. Adventure-seekers may want to look elsewhere. Bondage types might enjoy the dungeon scenes (which look more like a European art house than a Gothic-style dungeon) but they're played for erotic-art rather than bawdy sex, and it's always fun seeing Tawny wearing almost nothing for most of the film. Costumes are better than the rest of the film, except for a) the scene where Tawny and Willard find the wreckage of some crates and have a spat, b) the scene where Tawny tries to rescue her friend who has been captured and thrown in the dungeon where a single thread held in her teeth is keeping a bow from skewering her with an arrow, and c) the scene where a female prisoner has been placed, topless, on a wheel and is slowly revolving around and around. Clips from the movie will probably turn up in bondage newsgroups because of this.


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