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Basic Instinct -- A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

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Writer (WGA):
Joe Eszterhas (written by)
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Release Date:
20 March 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger. See more »
Plot:
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Douglas ... Detective Nick Curran

Sharon Stone ... Catherine Tramell

George Dzundza ... Gus

Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Dr. Beth Garner

Denis Arndt ... Lieutenant Walker

Leilani Sarelle ... Roxy

Bruce A. Young ... Andrews

Chelcie Ross ... Captain Talcott

Dorothy Malone ... Hazel Dobkins

Wayne Knight ... John Correli

Daniel von Bargen ... Lieutenant Nilsen (as Daniel Von Bargen)

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Dr. Lamott

Benjamin Mouton ... Harrigan

Jack McGee ... Sheriff
Bill Cable ... Johnny Boz
Stephen Rowe ... Internal Affairs Investigator

Mitch Pileggi ... Internal Affairs Investigator

Mary Pat Gleason ... Juvenile Officer

Freda Foh Shen ... Berkeley Registrar
William Duff-Griffin ... Dr. Myron

James Rebhorn ... Dr. McElwaine

David Wells ... Polygraph Examiner
Bradford English ... Campus Policeman
Mary Ann Rodgers ... Nurse

Adilah Barnes ... Nurse
Irene Olga López ... Maid (as Irene Olga Lopez)

Juanita Jennings ... Receptionist
Craig C. Lewis ... Bartender - Police Bar

Michael David Lally ... Detective

Peter Appel ... Detective
Michael Halton ... Bartender - Country Western Bar
Keith McDaniel ... Featured Dancer (as Keith A. McDaniel)
Eric Poppick ... Coroner's Guy
Ron Cacas ... Policeman

Kayla Blake ... Roxy's Friend (as Elsie Sniffen)
Ken Liebenson ... Doo Wah Riders
Lindy Rasmusson ... Doo Wah Riders
Byron Berline ... Doo Wah Riders
Eddie Dunbar ... Doo Wah Riders
Tod McKibbin ... Doo Wah Riders
Julie Bond ... Hand Puppet Model
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeanne Basone ... (unconfirmed)

Doreen Foo Croft ... (unconfirmed)
Christa Connor ... Disco Patron (uncredited)
Patricia Anne Isgate-Hayward ... Classmate (uncredited)

Dave LaBrucherie ... Driver (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Disco Patron (uncredited)

Andy Rolfes ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Bob Sallese ... Internal Affairs Detective (uncredited)

Theodore Carl Soderberg ... Disco Bartender (uncredited)

Damon Stout ... Disco Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Verhoeven 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joe Eszterhas (written by)

Produced by
William S. Beasley .... associate producer
Louis D'Esposito .... associate producer
Mario Kassar .... executive producer
Alan Marshall .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont (director of photography) (as Jan De Bont)
 
Film Editing by
Frank J. Urioste 
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
 
Production Design by
Terence Marsh 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Mirojnick 
 
Makeup Department
Audrey L. Anzures .... hair stylist
Rob Bottin .... special makeup effects creator
Rob Bottin .... special makeup effects designer
Catherine Childers .... hair stylist: second unit - San Francisco
Catherine Childers .... makeup artist: second unit - San Francisco
Laura De'Atley .... body makeup: Los Angeles
David Forrest .... makeup artist: Los Angeles (as David Craig Forrest)
Virginia G. Hadfield .... additional hair stylist: Los Angeles
Paul LeBlanc .... hair stylist: Los Angeles (as Paul Le Blanc)
Vincent Prentice .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
William S. Beasley .... unit production manager
Cliff T.E. Roseman .... unit supervisor: second unit - San Francisco (as Clifford Roseman)
Michael R. Sloan .... post production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director: second unit - San Francisco
Joel Chernoff .... second unit director: Los Angeles
Louis D'Esposito .... first assistant director
Eric Jewett .... first assistant director: second unit - San Francisco
Nina Kostroff-Noble .... second assistant director (as Nina Kostroff)
Charlie Picerni .... second unit director
Annie Spiegelman .... second assistant director: second unit - San Francisco
Michael Viglietta .... second second assistant director: Los Angeles
 
Art Department
Dick Anderson .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles (as Richard Anderson)
Kristin Argue .... drapery
Sharon Barnebey .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles
Roy Barnes .... assistant art director: Los Angeles
Mark Bates .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles
Stephen Myles Berger .... set designer: Los Angeles (as Steve Berger)
James Bergmann .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles
Mark Billerman .... art director: San Francisco
Jonathan Bobbitt .... swing gang: Los Angeles (as Jonathan Bobbit)
Chris Chichotka .... construction foreman: Los Angeles
Randy L. Childs .... propmaker gangboss
Jennifer Clinard .... stand-by painter: San Francisco
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator: San Francisco (as Rich Clot)
Raymond F. Cooper .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles (as Raymond Cooper)
Rosemary De Cicco .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles
B.J. Fredrickson .... scenic artist: San Francisco
Dick Girod .... paint foreman: Los Angeles (as Richard Girod)
William Girod .... stand-by painter: Los Angeles (as William L. Girod)
Ruby Guidara .... swing gang: Los Angeles (as Diana Guidara)
Augustin Hernandez Jr. .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles
Stephen Hessel .... art department assistant: San Francisco
Karen Higgins .... general construction foreman: Los Angeles (as Karen Higgens)
Daniel Kelly .... construction foreman: Los Angeles
Gary F. Kieldrup .... assistant property master: Los Angeles (as Gary Kieldrup)
Steven Kissick .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles (as Steve Kissick)
Anne Kuljian .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Mary Ellen Leonard .... set dressing assistant: San Francisco
David Lowery .... illustrator: Los Angeles
Gregory Lynch Jr. .... carpenter
Sean R. MacCaul .... construction foreman: Los Angeles
Brad Martinez .... swing gang: San Francisco (as Bradley T. Martinez)
Stacey S. McIntosh .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles (as Stacey McIntosh)
Augustine Mendez Jr. .... construction foreman: Los Angeles
Barbara Mesney .... set designer: San Francisco
Ervin Miller .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles
Ray Mondoux .... assistant construction coordinator: San Francisco (as Raymond E. Mondoux)
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator
George L. Oldham .... swing gang: San Francisco
Paul Olson .... assistant props: second unit - San Francisco
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master: Los Angeles
Hope M. Parrish .... assistant props: Los Angeles
Thomas Power .... art department assistant: Los Angeles (as Tom Power)
Randall Prochaska .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles (as Randall Prochasskka)
Melinda Ritz .... assistant set decorator: Los Angeles
Bert Rodriguez .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles
Gary E. Roloff .... leadman: San Francisco (as Gary Roloff)
Mark Seay .... construction foreman: Los Angeles
Wayne Shepherd .... lead man: Los Angeles
Craig T. Shordon .... painter: Los Angeles (as Craig Shordon)
Michelle Souza .... assistant props: San Francisco (as Michele L. Souza)
Rob Stevens .... construction estimator: Los Angeles
Brian Swanson .... construction gang boss: Los Angeles
Louis Terry .... swing gang: Los Angeles
Keith Urban .... general foreman: San Francisco
Richard Wheeler .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Matthew Whitting .... swing gang: San Francisco (as Matthew Witting)
Lyndell Wolff .... carpenter
John L. Wood Jr. .... propmaker
Aaron Zajac .... assistant props: Carmel (as Aaron J. Zajac)
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Meier .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jeffrey Whitman .... carpenter (uncredited)
Doug E. Williams .... carpenter: San Francisco (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David A. Arnold .... dialogue editor: Los Angeles
Ron Bartlett .... sound effects editor: Los Angeles
Dean Beville .... foley editor: Los Angeles
John Brilhante .... recordist: Los Angeles (as John W. Brilhante)
Carlos Delarios .... re-recording mixer: Los Angeles (as Carlos de Larios)
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor: Los Angeles
John Dunn .... sound effects editor: Los Angeles
Donald Flick .... sound effects editor: Los Angeles
Judee Flick .... foley editor: Los Angeles
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound effects editor: Los Angeles (as Stephen H. Flick)
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... ADR assistant: Los Angeles
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist: Los Angeles
Douglas Greenfield .... Dolby stereo consultant (as Doug Greenfield)
Scott Hecker .... supervising dialogue editor: Los Angeles (as Scott A. Hecker)
Edward J. Hernandez .... dubbing engineer: Los Angeles (as Eddie Hernandez)
Mauriece Jacks Jr. .... cableman: Los Angeles (as Maury Jacks)
Ken Johnson .... sound effects recordist: Los Angeles (as Ken S. Johnson)
Doug Kent .... assistant dialogue editor: Los Angeles (as Douglas Kent)
Michael J. Kohut .... re-recording mixer: Los Angeles
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... ADR editor: Los Angeles (as Nick Korda)
Dan O'Connell .... foley: Los Angeles
Thomas J. O'Connell .... ADR mixer: Los Angeles (as Tom O'Connell)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer: Los Angeles (as Gregg Orloff)
Donald Ortiz .... assistant sound effects editor: Los Angeles
Sonny Pettijohn .... assistant sound effects editor: Los Angeles
John Pospisil .... special sound effects: Los Angeles
Eric Potter .... sound effects recordist: Los Angeles
Charleen Richards .... ADR mixer: Los Angeles (as Charlene Richards)
Aaron Rochin .... re-recording mixer: Los Angeles
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound effects editor: Los Angeles (as Geoffry G. Rubay)
Fred Runner .... sound recordist: Los Angeles
Norman B. Schwartz .... ADR supervisor: Los Angeles
Dan Sharp .... re-recordist: Los Angeles (as Daniel Sharp)
Michael R. Sloan .... post-production sound supervisor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley: Los Angeles (as Alicia Svenson)
Nelson Stoll .... production sound supervisor: Los Angeles
Marvin Walowitz .... sound effects editor: Los Angeles
Rosemarie Wheeler .... ADR editor: Los Angeles
 
Special Effects by
John Frazier .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects technician
Steve Riley .... special effects technician
Jim Schwalm .... special effects gang boss: Los Angeles (as James D. Schwalm)
Harold Selig .... special effects assistant: Los Angeles (as Hal Selig)
Roland Blancaflor .... special effects technician: Rob Bottin Productions (uncredited)
Becky Ochoa .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Henry Alvarez .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Rob Bottin .... special visual effects: Los Angeles
James Clark .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
William Cruse .... optical consultant: Los Angeles (as Bill Cruse)
Fernando Favila .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Gunnar Ferdinandsen .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles (as Gunner Ferdinandsen)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Peter Kuran .... opticals: V.C.E., Inc.
Art Pimentel .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Margaret Prentice .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Vincent Prentice .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Tom Prosser .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Sam Sainz .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Russell Shinkle .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles (as Russ Shinkle)
Dawn Shirlock .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Loren Soman .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Wayne Strong .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Pam Vick .... rotoscope animation: VCE
Pam Vick .... rotoscope artist
Todd Weslow .... Rob Bottin visual effects crew: Los Angeles
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator
Seth Arnett .... stunt player
Sandy Berumen .... stunt double: Ms. Stone
Janet Brady .... stunt double: Ms. Sarelle
Rocky Capella .... stunt player
Steven Chambers .... stunt player (as Steve Chambers)
Janeen Damian .... stunt player (as Janeen Best)
Mike De Luna .... stunt player (as Mike DeLuna)
Justin De Rosa .... stunt player (as Justin DeRosa)
Gary Epper .... stunt player
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt player (as John Epstein)
Donna Evans .... stunt double: Ms. Stone
Marian Green .... stunt player
Tommy J. Huff .... stunt player (as Tom Huff)
Maria R. Kelly .... stunt player (as Maria Kelly)
Janet Lee Orcutt .... stunt player (as Janet Orcutt)
Manny Perry .... stunt player
Randy Peters .... stunt player
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator (as Charles Picerni)
Michael Runyard .... stunt double: Mr. Douglas
Mark Le Mon .... stunt double: Mr. Douglas (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Miles Anderson .... electrician: Carmel
Paul Avery .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Paul E. Avery)
Robert J. Babin .... best boy grip: Los Angeles (as Bob Babin)
Hans Bjerno .... Wescam technician: aerial unit
Eric Blum .... electrician: San Francisco
Dave Childers .... key grip: second unit - San Francisco
Michael J. Coo .... key grip: Los Angeles (as Michael Coo)
Joseph Emanuele .... electrician: San Francisco (as Joseph G. Emanuele)
Don Estes .... grip: Los Angeles (as Donald P. Estes)
Michael Ferris .... director of photography: second unit - San Francisco
Kelly Flood .... grip: Carmel
Scot Gaal .... electrician: Los Angeles
Joseph Graham .... dolly grip: Los Angeles (as Joe Graham)
Jeffrey Greeley .... second assistant camera: second unit - San Francisco
Christopher Hager .... grip: Los Angeles
Frank Helbig .... electrician: San Francisco
Don L. Henderson .... grip: San Francisco
Fran Hughes .... grip: Carmel (as Francis O. Hughes)
Chris Kievman .... camera: special effects
Chris Kievman .... electrician
Chris Kievman .... grip: special effects shooting unit
Steve Koster .... Wescam technician: aerial unit
Leslie J. Kovacs .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Les Kovacs)
William Leslie .... grip: Los Angeles
Mark A. Lewis .... grip: San Francisco (as Mark Lewis)
John Malvino .... second assistant camera: second unit - San Francisco
Kim Marks .... camera operator: second unit - San Francisco
J. Steven Matzinger .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles (as Steve Matzinger)
Stan McClain .... Wescam operator: aerial unit
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam® operator: Los Angeles
Benny McNulty .... best boy electric: Los Angeles
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer: Los Angeles
Peter Newfield .... grip: Carmel
David Noble .... grip: Carmel
Mark Otewalt .... grip: Carmel
Joe Carl Parsons .... best boy: second unit - San Francisco
Bill Pelkey .... electrician: San Francisco
Bradford Ralston .... video playback operator: Los Angeles (as Brad Ralston)
E. Christopher Reed .... rigging gaffer: Los Angeles
Calmar Roberts .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles (as Cal Roberts)
Kenny Schneider .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Kenneth L. Schneider)
Michael J. Schwartz .... electrician: Los Angeles
Michael Scott .... camera operator: Los Angeles
Frank Strzalkowski .... gaffer: second unit - San Francisco
Kevin Thompson .... electrician: San Francisco
Paul Threlkeld .... rigging grip: Los Angeles
Randy Troyanek .... grip: Los Angeles
I.J. Van Perre .... grip: San Francisco
Jorgen Wedseltoft .... first assistant camera: second unit - San Francisco
Julian Whatley .... first assistant camera: second unit - San Francisco
Sam Whedon .... electrician: Carmel
Robert A. Williamson .... electrician: Carmel (as Robert Williamson)
Steven J. Mikolas .... video assist (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Judith Bouley .... casting: San Francisco
Aslihan Coker .... casting associate
Jakki Fink .... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Jaclyn Fink)
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Becker .... costumer: men's: San Francisco
Michael Dennison .... costume supervisor: Los Angeles
Nancy Foreman .... wardrobe seamstress: San Francisco
Deborah Hopper .... costume supervisor: women's: Los Angeles
Anthony J. Scarano .... costumer: men's: Los Angeles (as Anthony Scarano)
 
Editorial Department
John Bickford .... dailies advisor
Derek Brechin .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles (as Derek G. Brechin)
Noori Dehnahi .... post production coordinator: Los Angeles
Douglas Kunin .... editorial production assistant: Los Angeles
Teressa Longo .... second assistant editor: Los Angeles
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Marianne Urioste .... apprentice editor: Los Angeles
 
Location Management
Jim Baldwin .... location scout: second unit - San Francisco (as James F. Baldwin)
Scott Beatty .... location assistant: San Francisco (as Scotney Beatty)
Paul Gerhardt .... location scout: San Francisco
Susan Griffin .... additional location manager: San Francisco
Michael Hamm .... location assistant: second unit - San Francisco
Montgomery Hom .... location assistant: San Francisco
Amanda Lawford .... additional location manager: San Francisco
Ellen Lent .... location manager: San Francisco (as Ellen Winchell)
Laurie Noll .... location manager: second unit, San Francisco
Gail Stempler .... additional location manager: San Francisco
Peter K. Wolff .... location scout: Carmel
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music mixer: Los Angeles
Bruce Botnick .... music recordist: Los Angeles
Bart Brown .... music researcher: Los Angeles
Lois Carruth .... assistant to composer: Mr. Goldsmith
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Robin Glenn .... music coordinator: Los Angeles
Jerry Goldsmith .... music conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor: Los Angeles (as Ken Hall)
Suzanne Hayden .... club music consultant: Los Angeles
Tom Hayden .... club music consultant: Los Angeles (as Tom)
Harry Shannon .... music supervisor: Los Angeles
 
Transportation Department
Homer Albin .... driver: Los Angeles
John Anderson .... driver: Los Angeles
Harry Bode .... driver: second unit - San Francisco
Daniel B. Briggs .... transportation co-captain: Los Angeles (as Daniel Briggs)
Randy Burke .... transportation coordinator: second unit - San Francisco
Art Casey .... driver: San Francisco
Charles Conn .... driver: Los Angeles (as Chuck Conn)
Mike Davis .... driver: Los Angeles
Tim Dickerson .... driver: Los Angeles (as Tim Dickenson)
Martin Dindia .... driver: San Francisco
Tom Dragna .... driver: Los Angeles
Michael Gribnau .... driver: Los Angeles (as Mike Grinnau)
David Harman .... fuel truck driver: aerial unit
Jay Haymaker .... driver: San Francisco
Joe 'Stinky' Killian .... driver: Los Angeles (as Joe Killian)
John Loveless .... driver: San Francisco
Dennis Marchant .... picture car mechanic/fabricator
James Marett .... driver: Los Angeles
E. Steve McLaughlin .... driver: San Francisco (as Steve McLaughlin)
Matt Meza .... driver: second unit - San Francisco
Mark Moller .... driver: second unit - San Francisco
Carter Nichols .... driver: Los Angeles
Al Nickel .... driver: Los Angeles
Rick Scheil .... transportation assistant: Los Angeles
Troy Tomerlin .... driver: Los Angeles
Candace Wells .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
Bryce Guy Williams .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles (as Bryce Williams)
George Williams .... driver: Los Angeles
Prentis Woods .... driver: second unit - San Francisco (as Prentis E. Woods)
Vincent J. Ybiernas .... driver: Los Angeles (as Vince Ybiernas)
Anthony Muto Jr. .... picture vehicles (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frans J. Afman .... motion picture banking
Robin Allen .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Tim August .... assistant production coordinator: second unit - San Francisco
Michael Barnes .... legal attorney
Sandy Berumen .... double: Ms. Stone
Peggy Biocini .... script supervisor: second unit - San Francisco (as Peggy Biocine)
Nicole Boxer .... production assistant: second unit - San Francisco
Richard Brodsky .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Bart Brown .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Allen Burry .... public relations: Los Angeles
Corey Burton .... adr loop group
Lois Carruth .... assistant: Mr. Goldsmith: Los Angeles
Frank Cunha .... craft service: San Francisco
Jim Davidson .... production accountant: Los Angeles
Peter DePalma .... assistant: Mr. Douglas: Los Angeles
Christopher Desmond .... paramedic coordinator: San Francisco
Bernard Dethiers .... production assistant: San Francisco
Craig Dietrich .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Chris Edmond .... paramedic coordinator: Los Angeles
Lynn Ehrensperger .... associate: Mr. Verhoeven: Los Angeles
Nancy Evans Cox .... set production assistant: Los Angeles (as Nancy E. Cox)
Donna Evans .... double: Ms. Stone
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Heide Foley .... production assistant: San Francisco
John Fordham .... production assistant: second unit - San Francisco
Keith Forster .... assistant: Ms. Stone: Los Angeles
Ashlyn Gere .... body double (as Kim McKamy)
Jeremy Green .... production assistant
Susan Griffin .... additional location manager: San Francisco
Nettie Heffner .... production assistant: San Francisco
Singh Ho .... caterer: second unit - San Francisco
Sam Hoffman .... production assistant
Cindy M. Ichikawa .... set production assistant: Los Angeles (as Cindy Ichikawa)
Catherine Isakson .... production assistant: second unit - San Francisco
Christine A. Johnston .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Mario Kassar .... presenter
Mike Kaufman .... projectionist: Los Angeles
Bill Landrum .... choreographer: club: Los Angeles
Jacqui Landrum .... choreographer: club: Los Angeles
Jean Larette .... assistant: Mr. Marshall: Los Angeles (as Jean Larette Townsend)
Jeff Ledbetter .... assistant accountant: Los Angeles
Kate Levine .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Catherine Marie McDonald .... key set production assistant: San Francisco (as Catherine M. McDonald)
Karin Mercurio .... assistant accountant: San Francisco
Lucille M. Michael .... first aid: Carmel
Ruben Padilla .... caterer: San Francisco (as Rubin Padilla)
Courtney Pakiz .... dancer
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit (as Alan Purwin)
Kelly Richards Ralston .... assistant accountant: Los Angeles (as Kelly Richards-Stitt)
Trudy Ramirez .... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Randolph R. Rhodes .... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Randy Rhodes)
Scott Robinson .... production assistant
Joel Rosenberg .... assistant accountant: Los Angeles
Michael Runyard .... double: Mr. Douglas
David Schwartz .... craft service: Los Angeles
Greg Smith .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Robert Stewart .... craft service: Carmel
Lauren Beth Strogoff .... publicist: Los Angeles
Mark S. Temple .... production legal counsel
Scott Tobin .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Angel Trujillo .... caterer: San Francisco
Jaime Trujillo .... caterer: San Francisco (as Jamie Trujillo)
Joan Wellman .... production coordinator: second unit - San Francisco
Randy West .... body double
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit
Craig Comstock .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Gary Goldman .... script revisions (uncredited)
Mitchell Nyberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ron Roggé .... stand-in (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator: aerial unit (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robin Eickman .... acknowledgment: this motion picture was made with the help of
Dennis Schardt .... acknowledgment: this motion picture was made with the help of, The San Francisco Police Department (as Lt. Dennis Schardt)
Warren White .... acknowledgment: this motion picture was made with the help of, The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (as Ranger Warren White)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ice Cold Desire" - Singapore (English title) (censored version)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for drug use and language
Runtime:
127 min | USA:128 min (unrated version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) (also director's cut) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (also director's cut) (Original rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (also director's cut) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2001) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-18 (theatrical rating) (1992) | Finland:K-16 (video rating) (cut) (1992) | France:16 (original rating) | France:12 (re-rating) (1996) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | India:A | Ireland:18 | Israel:X (original rating) | Israel:18 (video rating) | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Norway:15 (DVD rating) | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:18 (TV rating) | Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) | Russia:18+ (video rating) | Singapore:PG (video rating) (heavily cut) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (2007) | Singapore:R(A) (cut) (1992) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #31380) | USA:Unrated (director's cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone had to wear genital pads during the sex scenes due to the AIDS epidemic.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Camera and crew reflected in Nick's sunglasses when outside Hazel Dobkins' house.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gus:Who was this fuckin' guy?
Nick:Rock and roll, Gus. Johnny Boz.
Gus:Never heard of him.
Nick:Before your time, cowboy.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Daai foo ji ga (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rave The RhythmSee more »

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55 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Classic Verhoeven, 1 November 2002
Author: tmensamaster-2 from Calgary, Alberta

Paul Verhoeven is one of my favorite directors. His movies are so damn entertaining. They always, well I should say most of the time, have wit and intelligence [Forget 'Showgirls' and 'Hollow Man', any director can make mistakes] and have either graphic sex or violence or both. 'Basic Instinct' is in the latter category. It is so erotic and Stone and Douglas have so much sexual chemistry that when you look at an Adrian Lyne film, you see them for the crap they are.

Basic plotline has Stone's character, 'Catherine Tramell', accused of the vicious sex murder of a retired rock and roll star. Douglas's character has a strange attraction to her, which may not lead to good things..... Paul Verhoven has openly admitted that this film is a homage to Alfred Hitchcock's classic masterpiece 'Vertigo'. In fact, Stone wears, in sequence, the same wardrobe as Kim Novak did [which makes you wonder, was she wearing panties under her clothes]. That brings us to the interrogation scene, which is the best in the movie. Stone shamelessly flirts with the cops' libidos until the buildup of sexual tension is so great, Stone releases it by playing 'peek-a-boo' with the space in between her legs. Every male viewer cherishes that scene, simply because it is so sexy. That word can be used throughout the film, as Stone and Douglas do the mattress mumbo. At the time, the sex scenes were so realistic that the press went wild and debated whether or not viewers were witnessing un-simulated sex. The film is still quite sexually daring today and has an intriguing spider's web plot too. The plot's twists and turns manage to make the movie sexier as the viewer wonders whether Sharon is innocent or guilty..........

The film's only misstep occurs at the end, with an unsatisfactory ending that makes the whole film seem like some stupid, contrived game. But it's not. It keeps it's fascination and it's sexiness and its suspense right up till the end, which is what a good erotic thriller should. Actually, the ending for some will lead to a lot of discussion if you watch the film with someone, as the film toys with two of the film's characters innocence or guilt and does not give up all its secrets.....

The film is great Verhoeven. It has his usual, hilarious, seemingly inappropriate kinky humor and extreme sex and violence to match. The fact that Verhoeven is actually able to balance the film and make it funny and sexy is wonderful film-making. Well, have I said 'sexy' enough times? Then go rent it.........8/10

P.S. If you like this one, check out Verhoevens' Dutch film ''The Fourth Man''. It has a similar plot and even a similar character that resembles Catherine Tramell. If the ending of 'Basic Instinct' leaves you wanting, check that film out. It is even better than 'Basic' and is more 'arty'. It is also a little bit more daring erotically.

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