Basic Instinct

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Facts and Figures

Run time: 127 mins

In Theaters: Friday 20th March 1992

Box Office Worldwide: $352.9M

Budget: $49M

Distributed by: Artisan Entertainment

Production compaines: TriStar Pictures, Le Studio Canal+, Carolco Pictures

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Fresh: 32 Rotten: 27

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Michael Douglas as Det. Nick Curran, Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell, George Dzundza as Gus Moran, Jeanne Tripplehorn as Dr. Beth Garner, Denis Arndt as Lt. Philip Walker, Leilani Sarelle as Roxy, Bruce A. Young as Andrews, Chelcie Ross as Capt. Talcott, Dorothy Malone as Hazel Dobkins, Wayne Knight as John Correli, Daniel von Bargen as Lt. Marty Nilsen, Stephen Tobolowsky as Dr. Lamott, Benjamin Mouton as Harrigan, Jack McGee as Sheriff, Bill Cable as Johnny Boz, Stephen Rowe as Internal Affairs Investigator, Mitch Pileggi as Internal Affairs Investigator, Mary Pat Gleason as Juvenile Officer, Freda Foh Shen as Berkeley Registrar, William Duff-Griffin as Dr. Myron, James Rebhorn as Dr. McElwaine, David Wells as Polygraph Examiner, Mary Ann Rodgers as Nurse, Adilah Barnes as Nurse, Irene Olga López as Maid, Juanita Jennings as Receptionist, Craig C. Lewis as Bartender / Police Bar, Michael David Lally as Detective, Peter Appel as Detective, Michael Halton as Bartender / Country Western Bar, Keith McDaniel as Featured Dancer, Eric Poppick as Coroner's Guy, Ron Cacas as Policeman, Kayla Blake as Roxy's Friend, Bradford English as Campus Policeman

Basic Instinct Movie Review

Utterly stupid yet completely memorable, Sharon Stone owes her career -- if not her entire life -- to Paul Verhoeven and Basic Instinct. Famed for its sneak-peek at Stone's wig-covered crotch, her "arrest me for smoking" line, Tripplehorn's cinematic break, and a cop-falls-for-the-killer plot ripped out of Sudden Impact, Basic Instinct is part of modern Americana. Too bad writer Joe Eszterhas started taking himself seriously after this movie, becoming the highest paid hack on the planet. At least he's been put in his place... though note that Stone has signed on to do a sequel (now mired in a lawsuit). Yikes!


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