December 30, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

Steamy romance! Bodies in a lather! On-screen sex was wet and wild this year as movie-makers and a few TV daredevils chose showers (with nozzles), showers (with rain clouds), and rivers (with flowing currents) as settings for scenes of passion. For those concerned about icky dirt or frightening disease, sex was never so clean:

Color of Night Jane March and Bruce Willis kissed in the rain. They also stroked underwater in a backyard pool in an unusual display of synchronized swimming. In addition, the pair took a long, hot, well-choreographed shower, during which Willis did not display all (though he will in the February director’s-cut video release).

NYPD Blue Following in the wet footsteps of ex-colleague David Caruso (whose prewash nudity made headlines), Dennis Franz and Sharon Lawrence stepped into the shower in a Nov. 22 episode that let America finally get behind Andy Sipowicz, if you catch our drift.

The Last Seduction As the coldhearted man-eater in John Dahl’s cool noirish drama, Linda Fiorentino turned Peter Berg into a puddle when she walked in on him in the shower.

The Specialist Sharon Stone and Sylvester Stallone exhibited their sculpted, highly styled selves in an extended sex-in-the-shower scene that left some audiences blowing bubbles of laughter at its unintended sudsiness.Four Weddings and a Funeral After a false start or two, Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant clinched their it-had-to-be-you passion in a moist final scene during a London downpour.

Sirens Elle Macpherson and her nubile friends made some who watched them bathe in a pond in the altogether want to dive in after them.

Threesome Wasted youths Stephen Baldwin, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Josh Charles squandered a moment of menage a trois potential when they went skinny-dipping in a swimming hole.

The River Wild Vacationers Meryl Streep and David Strathairn survived stormy marital waves, as well as perilous whitewater rapids, only to rekindle their love.

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