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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

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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)

Opening Weekend:

$328,804 (USA) (23 February 1986)

Gross:

$6,734,844 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In early March 1984, a press announcement was released from Hollywood that the film would go before the cameras in New York on April 16. Three days before production was scheduled to begin, the original backer, Tri-Star Pictures, pulled out. It seemed that the film was doomed, but within 48 hours it was rescued by PSO (Producers Sales Organization). Shooting began on April 30, 1984 and wrapped August 10. A year later, Hollywood was rife with rumors that the film might never be released. In fact, MGM/UA took it off its 1985 release schedule. After the film tested badly in preview screenings, Lyne said, "We're still editing. This isn't the easiest movie to make or to cut." Finally, in February 1986, almost two years after completion of principal photography, 9½ Weeks (1986) opened in wide release. 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: How does it feel like to be out of control?
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Soundtracks

Love and Happiness
Performed by Al Green
Written by Al Green and Teenie Hodges
Courtesy of Cream Records
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12 September 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Don't know why I didn't see this movie until recently, as I am a big Adrian Lyne fan. Maybe because Mickey Rourke has become so repulsive in recent years. However, I found this to be a thoroughly entertaining film, with fascinating performances and all the 80's accoutrements - music, fashion, set decoration, etc. I don't know how anyone could call it boring, but we all see different things when we watch a movie.

I thought the much-vaunted "sex" scenes were pretty tame, actually, but really, really fun to watch! Kim Basinger never looked more beautiful, and Rourke looked great, too. I disagree that there was no character development. I think there were depths to both characters that didn't come out until the end of the movie, which I found very poignant. Yes, I think it was more about power than sex, and when the moment of truth came for the balance of power to shift - as the Rourke character had planned for it to do - he had scared off his true love. Sad, and a true sequel could have been fun.

I give it 8/10 and plan to add it to my video collection ASAP.


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