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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
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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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Faludi wrote that because Adrian Lyne insisted that "Kim had to be broken down" at one point Mickey Rourke grabbed and slapped Basinger to get her in the mood. See more »

Goofs

When Elizabeth is sitting on the floor of the gallery arranging how to hang artwork, she is not wearing her white gloves. As she laughs at the man hanging the artwork, she has her hand to her face and she is now wearing the white glove. In the next scene she corrects the man and again, the glove is not on. She then gets up to receive her flower delivery and the gloves are back on. See more »

Quotes

John: Every time I see you, you're buying a chicken.
Elizabeth: Every time I see you, you're smiling at me.
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Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Kiss and Tell (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices
Performed by Roger Eno
Composed by Roger Eno and Brian Eno
Courtesy of Opal Ltd.
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User Reviews

* * *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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