Synopsis: Fatal Instinct is a 1993 American erotic thriller comedy film directed by Carl Reiner. It parodies the erotic thriller movie genre, which at the time had reached its commercial peak. The film stars Armand Assante as a lawyer and cop named Ned Ravine who has an affair with a woman named Lola Cain played by Sean Young. Kate Nelligan stars as Ned Ravine's wife and Sherilyn Fenn stars as Laura Lingonberry, Ravine's secretary. The film's title is a combination of Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct, both of which starred Michael Douglas.
Actors: Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan, Sean Young
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


And how we s'posed to recognize this



The "Support Hose Bandit"? When you

see him... you'll know him.

In the b.g., MILO CRUMLEY, the "Support Hose Bandit", ambles

by casually, unnoticed, sucking on a cherry Snow-Cone through

the panty-hose pulled down over his head.


These are the best damn Nachos in

North America. Maybe the world!

He pops the last chip in his mouth, licks his fingers and

turns the container over.


I'm empty. I'm gonna get a refill.

You want some?

Ned shakes his head. Arch heads off to the Nacho stand. Ned

steps over to the railing... gazes out at the ocean.

A SAXOPHONE begins to wail a scorching, romantic melody... a

recurrent tune that will come to be known as LOLA'S THEME.

A beat later... Lola moves to Ned's side at the railing. He

tries to ignore her presence, peering into the darkness.

Lola digs in her purse for a pack of cigarettes.


Got a light?



Ned pulls out a small flashlight, shines it in her purse.

She pulls a cigarette out of the pack, puts it to her lips...

her eyes on Ned, sizing him up.


How about a match?


No thanks. I have plenty.

He pulls out a handful of matchbooks, shows her, then stuffs

them back in his pocket.

He turns and walks along the pier. She falls into step beside

him, lighting her own cigarette. A saxophone player named

DIZZY follows behind them, continuing to play. He's the actual

source of the romantic THEME MUSIC we've been hearing.


You really are incredibly stupid,

aren't you? I like that in a man.


I'd be insulted, but I know you're


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David O'Malley

David O'Malley is a writer and producer, known for Fatal Instinct (1993), Edge of Honor (1991) and Dark Honeymoon (2008). more…

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