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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

R  |   |  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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Desire. Infatuation. Obsession. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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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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Trivia

Elizabeth's gallery contains art by Sarah Charlesworth. This was a famous New Jersey photographer who should not be confused with Canadian actress Sarah Charlesworth. See more »

Goofs

When buying the bed John jumps on it, knocking over a vase in the background. However a moment later, the vase reappears. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: How did you know? How did you know I'd respond to you the way I have?
John: I saw myself in you.
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* * *1/2 out of 4.

Two successful, but lonely yuppies embark on a sexual odessey for 9 and a 1/2 weeks. All people seem to talk about when it comes to this movie is about the sex scenes and the nudity in the film. This film is not about sex and nudity in my opinion. It is about control and power. I found this film to be intelligent and stylishly done and yes very erotic. Rourke and Basinger make a steamy couple and the ending and the events that unfolded in the film lingered with me long afterwards and left me thinking for a while. This is one film that actually seems to have gotten better with time.


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