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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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Dr. McCurdy
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Sharon Dulaney
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Detective Reese
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Detective Griffin
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Joanne Braslow
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Frank Roberts ...
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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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An act of love, or an act of murder? See more »

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

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15 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Deadly Evidence  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,275,426 (USA)
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Trivia

Second movie in two years in which Madonna plays a character who picks a bottle of champagne out of an ice bucket whilst wearing black underwear (the other is Dick Tracy (1990)). See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca is holding the candle over Frank's chest and taunting him, there is a close up of Rebecca in which she moves the candle away from herself to drip the wax. However, in the next shot, a close-up of Frank's reaction, her hand is in exactly the same position as previously. See more »

Quotes

Michael Dulaney: Dad, can you really screw someone to death?
Frank Dulaney: No. Of course not. Besides you don't need to worry about that. Do you?
Michael Dulaney: [chuckling] No.
Frank Dulaney: Because you are one good-looking guy.
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The Passion Theme
Written by Graeme Revell, Jeff Silbar, and Warren Hill.
Performed by Warren Hill
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Why does this film get so much slack? It's not that bad at all!!
23 January 2000 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since Body of Evidence was released to theaters and rejected by critics and the public. But I'm not at all ashamed to admit that I still get kicks out of popping this film into the vcr and getting completely entangled in the story. It's thought provoking. Can someone literally be, umm, sexed to death?

And why do people think Madonna did such a bad job in this film? She was perfect in doing exactly what she needed to in order to develop her character--the sultry Rebecca Carlson. I mean, come on! Who else could look so sexy as the mega bad girl delivering a line like "I f***--that's what I do." Madonna is superb and I think she really proved critics wrong when she won a golden globe for Evita a few years after Body of Evidence was released.

The plot of this movie is one of the most interesting story lines I have ever known. Is Rebecca a out of control dominatrix who really did sex her much older lover to death? That's what the prosecution tries to prove as they charge her for murder after her wealthy older lover is found dead. Throughout the film, the plot thickens and you're not sure if Rebecca is a murderous bitch or not. And the sex scenes in this are highly erotic! Madonna, come my way with that candle wax any day of the week! And the look in her eyes as she teases her lawyer by shoving her fingers down her panties---Geez, that look is classic!

Body of Evidence may not be Oscar caliber, but hell, was Titanic? I don't think so. But if you're in for a sinful delight, you should go rent Body of Evidence right now.


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