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Sharon Stone Basic Instinct

Sharon Stone - Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct Directed by
Paul Verhoeven

Writing credits (WGA)
Joe Eszterhas (written by)

Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Great thriller which constantly gets reduced to it's nude scenes
Author: sposocke

The title says it all, Basic Instinct is one great thriller which I rate higher than "Se7en" or similar apparently top notch films in this category. It has loads of suspense, high tension, catchy and memorable dialogues, great actors, fabulous music score and an excellent director who didn't get scared off by protesters and other hypocrites. And yes, they are hypocrites in my mind, people who watch this movie are meant to be mature, thus denying sex is either hypocritical or prudish. If that's not your thing okay, then don't watch it but don't rate it low just because you can't handle it. Because the sex scenes (interrogation scene) are really just a few minutes long (I'm European and they're really aren't that strong) but make up a large part of Catherine's character and are a fundamental part of the plot. The film would be unthinkable without them but shouldn't be reduced to them either. Naturally don't watch it with your kids, but if you're not scared of some nudity and like thrillers you'll love this one since it keeps one on the edge right until the end.


Basic Instinct - Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas .... Det. Nick Curran
Sharon Stone .... Catherine Tramell
George Dzundza .... Gus Moran
Jeanne Tripplehorn .... Dr. Beth Garner
Denis Arndt .... Lt. Philip Walker
Leilani Sarelle .... Roxy
Bruce A. Young .... Andrews
Chelcie Ross .... Capt. Talcott
Dorothy Malone .... Hazel Dobkins
Wayne Knight .... John Correli
Daniel von Bargen .... Lt. Marty Nilsen
Stephen Tobolowsky .... Dr. Lamott
Benjamin Mouton .... Harrigan
Jack McGee .... Sheriff
Bill Cable .... Johnny Boz
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Also Known As:
Basic Instinct (France)
Ice Cold Desire (Singapore: English title) (censored version)
MPAA: Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for drug use and language.
Runtime: 127 min / USA:128 min (unrated version)
Country: USA / France
Language: English
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix: Dolby SR / LC-Concept Digital Sound (France)
Certification: Australia:M (TV rating) / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2001) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) (also director's cut) / Malaysia:(Banned) / Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:16 / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (also director's cut) / Chile:18 / Finland:K-18 / France:-12 (re-rating) / France:-16 (original rating) / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/18 / Singapore:R(A) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R / USA:Unrated (director's cut) / Mexico:C / Iceland:16


Basic Instinct.

Basic Instinct