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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 Gallagher 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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A look that led to an evening. A mistake he'll regret...FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. See more »

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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Affairs of the Heart  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,602,740 (USA) (20 September 1987)

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$156,645,693 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Glenn Close claimed that for years after the movie she was invited to speak at psychology seminars. See more »

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Reflected in the window that the librarian pushes the cart past. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Beth Gallagher: [to Dan] You better get going kiddo, we're gonna be late.
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Crazy Credits

Barbara Harris is sometimes credited under the name Barbara Iley. In the final credits here, under 'Party Guests', she is credited under both names. See more »

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Referenced in Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990) See more »

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Arranged by Hideaki Shibata
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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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