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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
Two strangers, Wall Street trader John (Mickey Rourke) and art gallery assistant Elizabeth (Kim Basinger), become involved in a new relationship. What begins as a courtship, though, becomes extremely sexual, as John begins to push for more daring and kinky scenarios, including striptease and bondage. Although their passion is strong, Elizabeth starts to realize that John is not sharing any part of his life besides sex. She must make a decision about what she wants from their relationship.

Cast: Mickey Rourke , Kim Basinger , Margaret Whitton , David Margulies , Christine Baranski , Dwight Weist , Roderick Cook ,

Director: Adrian Lyne

Genres: Romance, Drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Release Date: February 21st, 1986|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • 38
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Subliminally speaking, you may not like this movie because it goes so far. Or, you may not like it because it stops short. Or you may like it for one of the above reasons. [21 Feb 1986, p.68] show more

  • 60
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    The movie that remains is lovely to look at, but spiritless, a listless coquette. But then, 9 1/2 Weeks isn't about talk. It isn't about sadomasochism. It isn't even about sex. It's about looking good. [20 Feb 1986, p.1] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A project of this sort depends crucially on the chemistry between its actors, and Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke develop an erotic tension in this movie that is convincing, complicated and sensual. show more

  • May 23, 2011 tk00000000090885
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    I found this movie almost scary in it\'s ability to catch you up in the slow build, without giving anything away, from \"normal\" to \"not.\" Really awesome! And really awesome to watch with someone you\'re hot for!! Quite sexy!

  • February 26, 2011 codeenginc
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