Basic Instinct

"Very Good"

Basic Instinct 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!


Basic Instinct

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

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Fresh: 32 Rotten: 27

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

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Starring: as Det. Nick Curran, as Catherine Tramell, as Gus Moran, as Dr. Beth Garner, as Lt. Philip Walker, Leilani Sarelle as Roxy, as Andrews, as Capt. Talcott, as Hazel Dobkins, as John Correli, as Lt. Marty Nilsen, as Dr. Lamott, as Harrigan, as Sheriff, Bill Cable as Johnny Boz, Stephen Rowe as Internal Affairs Investigator, as Internal Affairs Investigator, as Juvenile Officer, as Berkeley Registrar, as Dr. Myron, as Dr. McElwaine, David Wells as Polygraph Examiner, Mary Ann Rodgers as Nurse, Adilah Barnes as Nurse, Irene Olga López as Maid, as Receptionist, Craig C. Lewis as Bartender / Police Bar, Michael David Lally as Detective, 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, as Campus Policeman

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