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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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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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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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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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Director Adrian Lyne used emotionally manipulative tactics on Kim Basinger during the shooting to elicit the performance he wanted from the actress, which Basinger later criticized harshly. For example, Lyne did not allow Mickey Rourke and Basinger to talk to each other off-set. The two were kept isolated from each other and Lyne would tell Basinger rumors about how Rourke intended to make her like or dislike him so that she would carry that attitude into the scene. Lyne would also offer Rourke performance notes, but Basinger none, in order to unnerve her. In a very unusual and expensive move along these lines, Lyne shot the film sequentially, so that Basinger's actual emotional breakdown over time would be effectively translated to the screen. See more »

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John presents Elizabeth with the scarf/shawl he'd just bought her and wraps it around her. In the next scene, the scarf is nowhere to be seen. 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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The Strayaway Child
Written by Michael Gorman
Performed by Andy Narell
Courtesy of Hip Pocket Records
Distributed by Windham Hill Records
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Slow, Tedious, But Interesting Sexual Drama
17 August 2000 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

"9 1/2 Weeks", while containing a few sequences of sex and nudity, is nowhere near as shocking as it might once have been considered. Kim Basinger plays Liz, an art gallery employee who meets Wall Street trader John, played by Mickey Rourke. While their romance is at first sweet and romantic, things begin to quickly change. John initiate a series of kinky sexual trysts involving food, a hooker, and an enticing striptease performed by Liz. But the time comes for Liz to question the nature of the relationship and ask herself, Is this really healthy? The movie is very, very slow, and in parts, very boring. If your watching this for the much hyped sex and nudity, don't bother, besides the occasional glimpse of Basinger's breasts and butt, there isn't much here to see. See it, just don't expect too much.

"9 1/2 Weeks" is Unrated for strong sensuality and nudity, and for some adult language.

NOTE: "9 1/2 Weeks" is available R-Rated or Unrated, which is one minute longer than the R version. But the Unrated version is no more graphic than a regular R-Rated movie.


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