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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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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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Drama | Thriller

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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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Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,275,426
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Trivia

Willem Dafoe attended a criminal trial to prepare for his role. The trial was interrupted when several people in the courtroom, including the judge and many jurors, recognized him and wanted to talk to him. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is shocked by the burn marks on his body, the marks don't correspond with where Rebecca poured the candle wax the night before. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey Roston: Sex was a game to her. She got off on the control. She always used to tell me it had to be her way.
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The Passion Theme
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Performed by Warren Hill
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Don't see the TV version
12 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

(Note: Over 500 of my movie reviews are now available in my book "Cut to the Chaise Lounge or I Can't Believe I Swallowed the Remote!" Get it at Amazon.)

Not that there is a TV version.

We could also call this 'Madonna on top' or 'Madonna in charge' or maybe 'She can show you the power you can have from the prone position.' The one thing about Madonna, other than having no shame (and I admire her for that) is that she can crawl and not feel the slightest bit reduced.

She's not especially bad in this mediocre thriller, nor especially good. The script is ridiculous and the treatment without a hint of nuance or subtlety. William Dafoe and Joe Mantegna seemed to be acting on rote and Anne Archer was a wash. The problem is the movie is so obviously fake that it's like watching bad TV. There's no point other than kinky sex. I'm not sure why Madonna agreed to do this. I can't believe she needed the money, nor can I believe she didn't care about her reputation as a performing artist. I think her appearance here exposes her weakness: simply put, she has bad taste because this could not in any way further her career.

On the plus side I saw the unrated version and she was very sexy.


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