Basic Instinct

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Paul Verhoeven
Production: Artisan Entertainment
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 21 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
41
Rotten Tomatoes:
53%
R
Year:
1992
127 min
2,313 Views


Are you sorry he's dead?

Yeah.

I liked fucking him.

Look, I don't really|feel like talking anymore.

Listen, lady, we can do this|downtown, if you want.

So read me my rights and arrest me...

and then I'll go downtown.

Otherwise, get the f*ck out of here.

Please.

Nice girl.

I'm sorry, Beth.|I got hung up in Stenson.

- How are you, Nick?|- I'm fine.

Come on, Beth. You know I'm fine.|How long do we have to keep doing this?

As long as Internal Affairs|wants you to, I suppose.

- Have a seat.|- It's bullshit. You know it is.

I know it is. But sit down, anyway,|so we can get it over with, okay?

So, how are things?

Things are fine.

I told you, all right?|Things are fine.

How is your personal life?

My sex life is fine.

My sex life is actually pretty shitty|since I stopped seeing you.

I started developing calluses.

Sorry.

How's the booze?

Haven't had a drink in three months.

- What about the coke?|- No.

No. I'm working my ass off.|I'm off the sauce.

I even stopped smoking.

How is not smoking?

It sucks.

Now, will you tell I.A.|I'm just your average...

healthy,|totally fucked up cop...

and let me out of here, please?

Yes.

Thank you.

I still miss you, Nick.

- How are you doing?|- Fine.

Tallcott's in there.|They're waiting. How did it go?

She misses me.

Boy, when that girl mates,|it's for life.

All right, let's start.|Harrigan.

Well, we got 31 stab wounds,|neck and the chest.

No usable prints,|no forceable entry, nothing missing.

No prints on the ice pick, either.|You can pick it up at any KMart.

The scarf was Hermes.|It's expensive.

They sell about 20,000 a year,|worldwide.

Bottle was cocaine. High quality,|high content. He inhaled it.

There were minute quantities|on his lips and penis.

Mr. Boz leaves $5 million.

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Joe Eszterhas

József A. "Joe" Eszterhas (; Hungarian: [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈɛstɛrhaːʃ]; born November 23, 1944) is a Hungarian-American writer. He wrote the screenplays for the films Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct and Showgirls. He has also written several books, including an autobiography entitled Hollywood Animal, American Rhapsody and Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith. more…

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