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Fatal Attraction (1987)

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A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

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Happily married New York lawyer Dan Callagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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On the other side of drinks, dinner and a one night stand, lies a terrifying love story. See more »

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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Affairs of the Heart  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$156,645,693 (USA)
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When Glenn Close's agent first called to express her interest in playing Alex Forrest, he was told, "Please don't make her come in. She's completely wrong for the part." Director Adrian Lyne also thought that Glenn Close was "the last person on Earth" who should play Alex. See more »

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In the final bathroom scene, the bloody knife becomes clean when knocked on the floor. See more »

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[first lines]
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SELECTIONS FROM PUCCINI'S MADAMA BUTTERFLY
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Courtesy of London Records
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Actually not too bad
17 October 2009 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

For a movie now going on 22 years, Fatal Attraction is a still a worthwhile thriller.

Glenn Close gives a great performance. I felt like I had seen the movie already due to the numerous references to it in pop-culture throughout the years. As such I was probably not as shocked as I otherwise would have been. Nonetheless there are still some genuinely disturbing moments in this. One thing I have always wondered is why Glenn Close is the temptress in this, as good an actress as she is, I can't find her the least bit attractive. Although, in this she is actually done up to look quite pretty and I think another actress could've pulled off the psychopath woman-scorned act quite like she did.

Speaking of which, how many hot sex scenes has Michael Douglas been involved in? Sharon Stone and Demi Moore if you don't mind. Lucky bastard! Anyway, he was good in this too. Overall, not a bad flick.


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