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Basic Instinct

R| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
The mysterious Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), a beautiful crime novelist, becomes a suspect when she is linked to the brutal death of a rock star. Investigated by homicide detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas), Catherine seduces him into an intense relationship. Meanwhile, the murder case becomes increasingly complicated when more seemingly connected deaths occur and Nick's psychologist and lover, Beth Garner (Jeanne Tripplehorn), appears to be another suspect.

Cast: Michael Douglas , Sharon Stone , George Dzundza , Jeanne Tripplehorn , Denis Arndt , Leilani Sarelle , Bruce A. Young , Chelcie Ross

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Pioneer Entertainment, Columbia Tristar, Live Video, Live Entertainment

Basic Instinct (1992)

Release Date: March 11th, 1992|2 hr. 7 min.

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  • The film is for horny pups of all ages who relish the memory of reading stroke books under the covers with a flashlight. Verhoeven has spent $49 million to reproduce that dirty little thrill on the big screen. show more

  • Uninvolving. Even the sex is boring. Are these scenes supposed to be wildly erotic? If they are, they don't work. [20 Mar 1992, Daily Notebook, p.D1] show more

  • Basic Instinct's characters lack psychology and therefore motive. Admittedly they possess pathology, but that's not enough to maintain suspense in a movie with plot holes big enough to drive a tank through. show more

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