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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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They Broke Every Rule 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,734,844 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Sigourney Weaver, Andie MacDowell, Teri Garr, Demi Moore, Isabella Rossellini and Dominique Sanda were considered for the role of Elizabeth McGraw. See more »

Goofs

Before John unbuttons Elizabeth's blouse, she puts her arms behind her head. But as he's unbuttoning, her arms are at her side. When the camera pans back to her face, her arms are behind her head again. See more »

Quotes

Chinatown Shopper: [after Elizabeth asks to pack chickens] What...what are you going to do with them? Eat them.
Elizabeth: We are planning for the proper burial.
[laughs]
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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.465 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Arpegiator
Performed and Written by Jean-Michel Jarre (as Jean Michel Jarre)
Courtesy of Dreyfus Records
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Simply put, Amazing.
28 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the most misunderstood movies ever made, Nine and 1/2 Weeks to me is, in one word, amazing.

Some call it soft-core porn while others call it meaningless. I call it a movie that shows the viewer what other movies do not show. The other side of relationships. The darker side, the side of people that most movies don't go to because they believe the average person would be turned off due to the fact that it is not the average love story.

Yes, parts of the movie to some might seem slow, but if you let yourself get involved in the character, then you might just understand what this amazing movie is all about.


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