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Sam Lombardo is one of the main antagonists of the 1998 movie, Wild Things.

He was portrayed by Matt Dillon, who also portrayed Jonathan Corliss in A Kiss Before Dying, Patrick Healy in There's Something About Mary, and Trip Murphy in Herbie: Fully Loaded.


Lombardo, a high school guidance counselor, is accused of raping Kelly Van Ryan, one of his students. He hires Ken Bowden, a lawyer, to defend him. During the trial Ken questions another student, Suzie Toller, and tells her that she'll go to jail unless she tells it like it is because he's convinced she's lying. She tells the truth about Sam, Kelly, and herself how they were not raped and made up the whole thing to get payback on Sam for past wrongs he committed. Sam gets 8.5 million dollars of Kelly's mother Sandra's money.  

At Sam's motel room, Kelly and Suzie arrive and it's revealed that they have been working and sleeping together. They plan to split the money. Ray Duquette, the chief detective on the case, confronts the girls, spies on Sam, and kills Kelly at her guest house. Then Ray is dismissed from the force and loses his pension.  

Then he meets with Sam and it turns out that they are both working together; however, Sam is angry that Duquette killed Kelly instead of just framing her. On the sailboat, Sam and Ray get into a fight and Suzie shoots Ray with a spear gun and then kills him. Then Suzie poisons Sam's drink, knocks him overboard, and he drowns.