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9½ Weeks (1986)

Nine 1/2 Weeks (original title)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Molly
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Thea
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Sue
William De Acutis ...
Ted
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 ...
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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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Taglines:

Desire. Infatuation. Obsession. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

9 1/2 Weeks  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$328,804, 23 February 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,734,844
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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kim Basinger said she didn't feel like a "real actress" until she made this film. Basinger described the shoot as emotionally draining and admitted that it contributed to marital problems with then-husband Ron Snyder which were eventually patched up. See more »

Goofs

When John turns on his stereo to play Joe Cocker's "You Can Keep Your Hat On" for Elizabeth's striptease, the speaker switch on the power amplifier is in the off position. 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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91/2 weeks
5 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this movie many times. I find it to be, not a sexual movie. It does have depth and symbolism if you are able to get passed the simple sex scenes. My favorite part is when Elizabeth goes to visit Fransworth, the artist.If you really think about it just as he is at the gallery opening of his show, so is she "a fish out of water".It can't survive and in the end neither can she.I love the way this film was shot.This movie is more about stepping out side your comfort zone. You know about her family and life, but you don't learn about his until it is to late.People need to get passed the sex scenes and realize this movie is about human limits.All of us feel this inside, but are afraid, like Elizabeth to try it.


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