MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 108 this week

Final Analysis (1992)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 9,828 users  
Reviews: 46 user | 21 critic

A psychiatrist (Gere) has an affair with his patient's sister (Basinger) who is married to a Greek mobster (Roberts). The mobster is a tyrant over his wife. The psychiatrist wants her to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 21 Dec 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 03 Apr 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 27 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Final Analysis" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Final Analysis (1992)

Final Analysis (1992) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Final Analysis.
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

No Mercy (1986)
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.

Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé
Intersection (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Vincent Eastman has to choose between his wife of 16 years, Sally, or his new love, Olivia. Frequent flashbacks explain the background to the marriage and the affair.

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich
Sommersby (1993)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Amiel
Stars: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman
Red Corner (1997)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford
Mr. Jones (1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft
Drama | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman is released from prison, an expert bank robber who wants to settle down and go straight, but her parole officer and her former employer try to get her to pull one more heist.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer, Terence Stamp
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Rees
Stars: Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Loggia
The Getaway (1994)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Keen young Raymond Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

Director: Gary Sinise
Stars: Richard Gere, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Dennehy
Nadine (1987)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Rip Torn
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

At night, baby-face Laura dresses up as a vamp and lets random guys at bars pick her up, just to drug and rob them later. But then someone starts stalking her, and a person close to her is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ily Huemer
Stars: Uma Thurman, Paul Dillon, Paul Richards
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Mike O'Brien
...
Detective Huggins
...
Alan Lowenthal
Agustin Rodriguez ...
Pepe Carrero
...
Dr. Grusin
...
Judge Costello
...
Dist. Atty. Kaufman
...
Hector
Katherine Cortez ...
Woman Speaker
Wood Moy ...
Dr. Lee
...
Forensic Doctor
Edit

Storyline

A psychiatrist (Gere) has an affair with his patient's sister (Basinger) who is married to a Greek mobster (Roberts). The mobster is a tyrant over his wife. The psychiatrist wants her to get a divorce, but she is afraid of what her husband would do. She has a medical condition that becomes apparent when she drinks. One night she drinks anyway and attacks her husband. The psychiatrist uses his professional pull to try and help her out of the consequences of her actions, but becomes uncertain if she is telling him the truth. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A psychiatrist and two beautiful sisters playing the ultimate mind game. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Analisi finale  »

Box Office

Gross:

$28,590,665 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The medical name of the illness that Heather Evans (Kim Basinger) was said to have in the film was "pathological intoxication" which is a true real-life medical disorder that can exist. Also known as "pathological alcohol intoxication", according to M.H. Hollender in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the condition "appears as a diagnostic term in DSM-II and DSM-III, is defined in a psychiatric dictionary and is described in several textbooks". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Isaac confronts Heather in his apartment about giving Diana a gun, the position of Heather's hair changes back and forth throughout the whole scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Diana Baylor: [on psychiatrist's couch] I had the dream again. I'm arranging flowers, on a table, for a center piece. I decorate the flower pot with fancy paper. Feels like velvet. There are three different kinds of flowers. There are lilies, and there are... by the way, did you reach my sister?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Anni 90 (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What's NOT to like in this film? Beautifully done suspense neo noir.
4 February 2009 | by (Martinique) – See all my reviews

I am overcompensating here, this should really be a 9/10 but I am so annoyed by the lack of taste shown by the ratings at IMDb that I feel the 1 extra credit is fair enough. I have actually lost all hope of people choosing wisely and making good suggestions on films...Hollywood has made a science out of aiming for the lowest common denominator anyway and making trillions.

It would be great if we could comment comment on an existing review at imd, such as the one by some "licensed clinical psychologist" which has been been chosen as spotlight review. Now this fella in all his psychotherapeutic wisdom acts like a 5 year old and takes this film literally and passes judgment on Gere's character's psychiatric practices. Is he nuts? It's a damn film for Christ's sake, and a neo noir!!! Of course the shrink will cross the "boundaries" with his patients and act unprofessionally and "needily", he's supposed to be setting up a drama. Let alone that these things ALSO happen in real life. Drama's are not set up by shrinks who act according to AMA rules and psychiatric ethics. To pass judgment on the film on such grounds is like saying that Dumbo is not supposed to fly because elephants don't. PLEASE, IMDb, take this review off the front page,it's insulting.

OK. on with the review: THIS IS A GREAT NEO NOIR FILM, ACTUALLY IT'S PROBABLY THE BEST NEO NOIR AND ONE OF THE BEST CRIME/SUSPENSE/LOVE DRAMA FILMS I VE WATCHED.

Why? The plot is intelligent, it has plenty of twists, and surprisingly very few holes in it (that ANY neo noir or crime thriller for that matter even David Mammet is going to have). Even the more clever viewers are going to miss some of the twists and they won't see them coming. But anyway most here complained that it went to fast for them...may I suggest they use a staple of the modern DVD/blue ray/VCR the pause button and reflect in the interim pause...The script is also highly emotionally charged. Of course that's happening within the confines of its genre, it's not a film heavy on realism but provided you abide by the codes of the noir, there's plenty of pain here, shame, longing, distrust, antagonism, hate, love, friendship not only involving the main characters but every single minor character too. It's also very NUANCED which I suspect is why the film warrants the "this film sucks" comment gracing the boards.

All characters are very conflicted, very human, you can't pin them down to a simpleton archetype, the good doc, the manipulative patient, say, because they all have their blind spots and conflicts. I am sure a lot of people will hate this -why's the script writer messing about-, he or she should be acting in this a to b to c predictable way. Yet this is what makes the film so great, far better than the Hitchkokian bore it alludes to.

THE CAST IS ALSO GREAT, EVERYONE. They all nail down their roles to the tee. And then you have the main trio, Richard Gere and Kim Basinger in their prime, and Uma Thurman in one of her budding roles. What else does one want from the lead roles in film? First of all they are all stunning. Now that might not mean much to most in, and it doesn't mean anything to me either most of the time, but these three are not just good looking, they are gifted. They all have a once in thirty years in film charm to them. Seriously folks has their been a more charming lead than the good Buddhist Richard Gere, after Brando, and maybe coming close to him Mickey Roorke and Johny Depp. Who? Mat f. Damon? Gere has such a tender yet tough face, I won't do him justice describing his charisma here in a small review. Anyone who's got eyes can see. And so is Kim, I re-watched the film recently and after all the Scarlett Johansens and Kate Hudsons we 've seen recently you can tell that Hollywood has dropped the ball big time... look at the nineties they had Kim, and Madeleine Stowe, and Jessica Lange and, and, and...this are dirt poor times wrt to actresses' talent.

Kimmie is just fantastic here, the tone of her voice, the understated performance, she oozes charm with a mere glance. He chemistry with Mr. Gere is like hand and glove too. And she's a way, way underrated actress. This girl is up there with the top stars of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, she's a Marilyn. She plays a very complex character here and there's not a single scene where she's not mesmerizing...An all too brief nod -for no other reason than brevity for this review- to Uma and the rest of the cast, I ll just say that the scenes with Uma on the couch have such a suspenseful and seductive mood, the way she phrases her dream and looks at the shrink, Uma another natural talent.

I also really liked the directing here but the 1000 word limit calls. I loved the motifs: the lighthouse, the promise of love, the chance that love and truth above all can undo the damage, the remorseless nature of damage being done and perpetuated. Those who've watched the film will know what I mean, and I am not giving anything away to those who haven't. Last but not least I find George Fenton's score excellent, a really intricate part of the whole film. Maybe it could have been a bit more risky and less classic, but I think this austerity and measured portions of predictability and inventiveness only add to this very classy and elegant film which to me is a lost gem.


24 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This Movie Sucks Kersey1978
Interesting film.... CandieK
I dont get it chiricadan2001
Pigeon Point Lighthouse CozyNWarm
Freud - can you help me? Viuvens
Eric Roberts plays a great jerk rpmorgan70
Discuss Final Analysis (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?