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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  21 February 1986 (USA)
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A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

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Elizabeth
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Molly
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Harvey
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Thea
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Sue
William De Acutis ...
Ted (as William DeAcutis)
Dwight Weist ...
Farnsworth
Roderick Cook ...
Sinclair - the Critic
Victor Truro ...
Gallery Client
Justine Johnston ...
Bedding Saleswoman
Cintia Cruz ...
Whore
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Chinatown Butcher
Lee Lai Sing ...
Angry Chinese Customer
Rudolph Willrich ...
Chinatown Shopper
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Storyline

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Desire. Infatuation. Obsession. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

21 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

9 1/2 Weeks  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,734,844 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The film was initially supposed to be distributed by TriStar Pictures as they had a distribution deal with the film's producers. However, the film was dropped shortly before the originally planned December 1985 release date due to issues with the MPAA (the producers were obligated to deliver an R-rated film). After the smoke cleared and the film got an R rating, MGM stepped in and released the film. See more »

Goofs

When John is having dinner with Elizabeth dressed as a man, she smokes a cigar and coughs. John reaches for a glass of water to give to her and in the next shot it's an alcoholic beverage instead of water that she drinks. See more »

Quotes

John: You work and you work and you work. You meet with people you don't like, that you don't know, that you don't even want to know. And you try to sell them things and they try to sell you things, you go home, you listen to the wife nag and the kids bitch. You turn off the T.V., you wake up the next day and you do it all over again. But I'll tell you, the only thing that keeps me going is this chick. I've got this incredible chick on the side you see, and she is so hot, I can hardly believe it. ...
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Soundtracks

I Do What I Do (Theme from 9 1/2 Weeks)
Produced by John Taylor / Jonathan Elias (as John Ellias) featuring Dalbello,
Michael Des Barres (as Michael DesBarres), B.J. Nelson and Michael Brecker
Written by John Taylor, Jonathan Elias (as John Ellias) and Michael Des Barres (as Michael DesBarres)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Ice-cold eroticism
27 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

There isn't much about this movie that is warm or inviting. The central relationship between Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke is there to be busted up, but director Adrian Lyne isn't very concerned with the characters anyway--his thing seems to be chilly atmospherics and stylish furniture. Sure, the first sex with the blindfold and ice cubes is tantalizing, but the scene seems chopped short (presumably so as not to offend us prudish Americans!). All the sexual scenes are like that: the clinch, the brief flash of nudity, end of scene. Interest wanes after the viewer becomes satisfied with Basinger's milky beauty and Rourke's handsome panache, but their surroundings are sterile (his apartment, her gallery). There are two or three playful moments (such as the food frenzy in front of the refrigerator), but mostly it's all talk and little action, and unintentionally funny bits like Rourke attempting to get Basinger in the mood by playing Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"! ** from ****


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