FADE IN ON:
around her soft curves. Her hair is long and blond.
To some guys, women are like a cheap
puzzle... with pieces that just don't
fit. They think the soul of a woman
is darker than a back alley... more
tangled than a telephone cord... and
colder than a Klondike Bar in Canada.
But those guys don't even have a
"femme fatale" was coined for her. She's on display... and
When you know women the way I do,
makes them tick... what makes them
down when they walk. And it's not
a correspondence course.
One is NED RAVINE, in his thirties, stalwart, handsome, hair
Next to him is ARCH, his partner. Older, if not in years, at
least in mileage. Dependable, solid, with no great aspirations
ANGLE - LOLA - NED'S POV
sticks to the gum on her shoe. She stands at the railing.
world... and I've known 'em both.
ANGLE - ARCH
One will take you for a fast ride on
a bumpy road with no seat belt. But
the other kind...
Jeez... knock off the chatter, will
Just trying to keep you awake, Arch.
I'm awake! Where do you come up with
all that crap about women?
It's true. Women are very complex,
but if you know how to read 'em...
they're an open book. You can always
Are you kiddin'?
ever proves me wrong, I'll throw
away my badge.
Aayyhh... women are trouble...
married Lana. Now, she... is a peach.
Yeah, well you're a lucky stiff,
pal. Ya hold down two jobs. Got a
beautiful wife waitin' for ya at
I'd love to have kids.
What?! Rug-rats? Give me a break!
Jeez, I hate stakeouts. What makes
Fatal Instinct (1993)
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.