Basic Instinct Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Basic Instinct the Movie

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Controversial thriller had tongues wagging months before its theatrical release. Burnt-out detective Douglas falls for beautiful, manipulative murder suspect Stone, perfectly cast as a bisexual ice queen who may or may not have done the deed. Noted for highly erotic sex scenes and an expensive (3 million bucks) script; ultimately the predictable plot is disappointing. Gay activists tried to interrupt filming because they objected to the depiction of Stone's character but only succeeded in generating more free publicity. The American release was edited to avoid an "NC-17" rating, but an uncut, unrated video version is also available.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Femme Fatale, Bisexuality, Erotic Thrillers, Elevators, Top Grossing Films of 1992, Torrid Love Scenes, San Francisco, Sexcapades
Joe Eszterhas
Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Leilani Sarelle Ferrer, Bruce A. Young, Chelcie Ross, Dorothy Malone, Wayne Knight, Stephen Tobolowsky
Jan De Bont
Paul Verhoeven
Jerry Goldsmith
Tri-Star Pictures, Alan Marshall


MTV Movie Awards 1993: Female Perf. (Stone), Most Desirable Female (Stone).

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