Basic Instinct (1992)
A seductive suspect & a cop who can’t resist her.
A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.
Basic Instinct is a great thriller with loads of suspense, high tension, catchy and memorable dialogues, great actors, fabulous music score and an excellent director who didn’t get shaken by the protesters and other hypocrites. The sex scenes (interrogation scene) are really just a few minutes long, but make for a large part of Catherine’s character and are a fundamental part of the plot. The film would not be the same without them, but they’re far from the only thing that makes this movie interesting. If you can handle some nudity and you like quality thrillers, you’ll be in for a treat.
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
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
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