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R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
For Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), life is good. He is on the rise at his New York law firm, is happily married to his wife, Beth (Anne Archer), and has a loving daughter. But, after a casual fling with a sultry book editor named Alex (Glenn Close), everything changes. Jilted by Dan, Alex becomes unstable, her behavior escalating from aggressive pursuit to obsessive stalking. Dan realizes that his main problem is not hiding his affair, but rather saving himself and his family.

Cast: Michael Douglas , Glenn Close , Anne Archer , Ellen Hamilton Latzen , Stuart Pankin , Ellen Foley , Fred Gwynne , Meg Mundy

Director: Adrian Lyne

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Release Date: September 18th, 1987|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the most effective thrillers in years, Attraction did an excellent job of mixing its suspense with trendy issues of sexual paranoia and monogamy. [27 Dec 1987, p.19] show more

  • 60
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Lyne is able to make things look the way they're supposed to look because he trained in the television-commercial world. But he has a hard time getting beneath the gloss. [17 Sep 1987, p.1] show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Lyne indulges in baroque touches-he is fond of open-grate elevators and water, be it rain or from faucets-but mostly he tells the story in well- tailored vignettes that range from horrifying to humorous. [21 Sep 1987, p.5] show more

  • February 09, 2012 Sweetrose
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    In the strange madness of relationships,we find a thrilling ride ! Close and Douglas take the viewer on a fling of emotions. A married lawyer gets involved with a female attorney and they get \"hot and heavy\" for each other.The tables turn,when the female is obnoxious and won\'t stop harassment. Sciorra is amazing, as a wife who fights to save her family.Bravo to the cast ,for this love triangle !

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