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Body of Evidence (1993)

A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him.

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Cast

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Robert Garrett
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Dr. McCurdy
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Sharon Dulaney
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Detective Reese
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Detective Griffin
D. Scot Douglas ...
Printman
Mario DePriest ...
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John DeLay ...
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Ross Huffman-Kerr ...
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Joanne Braslow
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Mark C. Vincent ...
Male Reporter
Frank Roberts ...
Minister
Aaron Corcoran ...
Michael Dulaney
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Storyline

A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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This is the murder weapon. Her name is Rebecca. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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15 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Evidence  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,275,426 (USA)
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Trivia

In an interview about this movie with UK Film Threat magazine in April 1993, director Uli Edel stated that while other actresses approached for the role of Rebecca Carlson balked at the explicit nature of the sex scenes, Madonna had her agent pursue the role for her, and Madonna told Edel that no matter how far the scenes would go, she would "always go a step further". Edel also confirmed in the same interview that Madonna refused to take direction for the sex scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Frank follows Rebecca to her bedroom, there is a shot from Frank's point of view of him parting the curtain to see Rebecca lying on the bed. In the next shot, a close up of Frank, he parts the curtain again. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Carlson: My way.
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Connections

Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Passion Theme
Written by Graeme Revell, Jeff Silbar, and Warren Hill.
Performed by Warren Hill
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A thoroughly enjoyable movie
5 May 2001 | by (Lincolnshire, England) – See all my reviews

Because the critics gave this such a panning, I didn't bother to watch it for a long time. Now that I have, I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Amazingly, I thought it was better than Basic Instinct, the film that everyone said it was simply a poor copy of. The storyline is tight and engaging, Madonna much better than usual, the sex scenes good, even if Willem Defoe appears more comfortable in the courtroom scenes, and the ending brilliant. A greatly under rated film.


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