Basic Instinct 2

Synopsis: Crime novelist Catherine Tramell is living in London, and becomes the center of police investigation (yet again) when her football player boyfriend drowns in a car accident and it is revealed that he was already dead because of a drug overdose before Tramell drove the car into water. Police psychoanalyst Dr. Michael Glass is called for examining Tramell, and is intrigued by the seductive and manipulative woman. On the other hand , his friend Det. Roy Washburn is sure Tramell is guilty. Tramell asks Glass to treat her for her 'risk addiction' problem, and with each therapy session , Glass gets more and more suspicious about her intentions. As more and more murders are committed, including that of Glass's ex-wife, Glass becomes obsessed with proving Tramell's guilt even though the evidence is contradictory .
Director(s): Michael Caton-Jones
Production: Sony Pictures
  8 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Guess what.


I can't move.

Yeah, well, you don't have to.

You're in a car.

Am I driving?

Like a pro.

Come on, wake up, you f***.

Come on.

Did you try to help him get free?



When it came down to it, my life

was more important to me than his.

Selfish, huh?

We found these... your Spider.

Actually, I don't drive a Spider


Now I have a C8 Laviolette.

It's lighter, faster...

...swims better.


These three contain traces

of ketamine...

...the same as we found in your blood

and his.

This one had pure D-Tubocurarine,


...which we only found in him.

Must've been something

he took at the party.

No. DTC is not a party drug.

Along with the other stuff in his blood,

it paralyzed his lungs.

Kevin Franks did not drown.

He had already stopped breathing

by the time you drove off the road.

He was breathing

when we went off the road.

How do you know?

He was making me come.

What? You were having sex

at 100 miles an hour?

Hundred and ten.

I must've hit a pothole.

Your friend, Dickie Pep...

...says he sold you 15 milliliters

of DTC last Thursday.

I don't know any Dickie Pep,

but he's lying.

Or you are.

Why would he lie?

You got him on some other charge

and he's trying to deal his way out.

If he even exists.

You don't seem too upset by what's


Of course I am, I'm traumatized.

Who knows if I'll ever come again?

I want that c*nt in jail.

We haven't got a case, Roy.

Well, just f***ing make one. Please.

They'll order a psychiatric for bail.

I'll make sure we get somebody

good and tough.

Dr. Glass. I'm Henry Rose,

Miss Tramell's solicitor.

This is Catherine Tramell.

I shall be present during

the evaluation.

Well, that's fine by me.

I'll be asking fairly personal questions.

If she doesn't mind your presence...

My client understands and agrees

I should be present for...

Maybe Dr. Glass is right

and we should be alone for this.

I strongly advise you

not to contemplate having...

So is this where

we're going to do it?

Mr. Rose told you the purpose

of this evaluation.

I'm applying for bail in a murder case.

The Crown wants to know

if I'm a danger to myself or others.

You're the Crown's shrink,

so you'll say I'm dangerous.

My shrink will say I'm not,

and the judge will flip a coin.

Anything you tell me can be quoted

verbatim in testimony...

...and can affect your case.

You can quote me all you want.

Thank you.

Well, I see that you're a writer.

What do you write about?

Murder, sex, violence.

Do you ever write about yourself?

Not into autobiography.

Really? Why not?

Maybe I like to just sit back and get

other people to reveal themselves.

For instance,

you look a little divorced.

What makes you think I'm divorced?

The ring line hasn't faded.

You're very observant.

Yeah, but am I wrong?

Would it bother you

if you were wrong?

Would it bother you if I was right?

Tell me something you're afraid of.


Is that why you like to take risks?

I do like to take risks.

Like taking drugs and having sex

in a speeding car?

Like talking to me

without having your lawyer present?

Actually, that was your idea.

Like being on trial for murder? That's

risky. You could end up in prison.

Not if I'm innocent.

Innocent people end up in prison

all the time.

Not rich, innocent people who are

represented by Henry Rose.

In that case, it isn't really exciting

unless you're guilty.

Oh, I bet you like to take risks,

don't you, Dr. Glass?

But I'm not the one who's on trial

for murder.

Not yet.

Sorry, you're not allowed

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