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Number: 141

poster Basic Instinct

IMDb Rating:
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6.9/10 (156779 votes)

Country: France, 127 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director(s): Paul Verhoeven

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt.


photo Michael Douglas Michael Douglas Detective Nick Curran
photo Sharon Stone Sharon Stone Catherine Tramell
photo George Dzundza George Dzundza Gus
photo Jeanne Tripplehorn Jeanne Tripplehorn Dr. Beth Garner
photo Denis Arndt Denis Arndt Lieutenant Walker

Medium: Unknown,

Location: 01

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.55:1