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Body of Evidence -- Sex bomb Rebecca Carlson played by Madonna, parades around naked in front of the open windows of her houseboat at all hours, even while the lobstermen catch crabs. When Rebecca's latest conquest, a multi-millionaire, dies of a heart attack while making love to her she becomes a suspect. With eight million dollars bequeathed to Rebecca in her lover's will, District Attorney Robert Garrett (Joe Mantegna) can't shake the idea that she killed her rich lover with wild sex knowing that he had a weak heart, just so that she could get her mitts on the money. However, Frank Dulaney (Willem Dafoe), Rebecca's lawyer, thinks differently, suspecting instead the millionaire's private secretary Joanne Braslow (Anne Archer), who was dumped by the millionaire for Rebecca. Besides which, Frank, attracted to Rebecca himself, starts a sadomasochistic affair with her and throws legal ethics out the window.


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Writer (WGA):
Brad Mirman (written by)
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Release Date:
15 January 1993 (USA) See more »
An act of love, or an act of murder? See more »
A woman is accused of killing a man to inherit his millions by having sex with him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 8 nominations See more »
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Why does this film get so much slack? It's not that bad at all!! See more (79 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Madonna ... Rebecca Carlson

Joe Mantegna ... Robert Garrett

Charles Hallahan ... Dr. McCurdy

Julianne Moore ... Sharon Dulaney

Mark Rolston ... Detective Reese

Richard Riehle ... Detective Griffin
D. Scot Douglas ... Printman
Mario DePriest ... Technician
John DeLay ... 2nd Technician
Ross Huffman-Kerr ... Photographer

Anne Archer ... Joanne Braslow

Willem Dafoe ... Frank Dulaney
Mark C. Vincent ... Male Reporter
Frank Roberts ... Minister
Aaron Corcoran ... Michael Dulaney

Timi Prulhiere ... Waitress

Corey Brunish ... Jamie

Stan Shaw ... Charles Biggs

Jeff Perry ... Gabe
Lillian Lehman ... Judge Burnham
Peter Paul Eastman ... Jury Foreman

Jürgen Prochnow ... Doctor Alan Paley (as Jurgen Prochnow)

Frank Langella ... Jeffrey Roston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Davis Chandler ... Dr. Novaro (as John Chandler)

Bryan Clark ... Clerk

Michael Forest ... Andrew Marsh
John Busse ... Detective Sikes (uncredited)
Jacque Drew ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Ryal Haakenson ... Juror (uncredited)
Steven Jaquith ... Officer Parker (uncredited)
William Rossman ... Juror (uncredited)

Directed by
Uli Edel 
Writing credits
Brad Mirman (written by)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Mel Dellar .... line producer
Stephen Deutsch .... executive producer
Bernd Eichinger .... co-producer
Melinda Jason .... executive producer
Martin Moszkowicz .... producer
Herman Weigel .... co-producer
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Douglas Milsome  (as Doug Milsome)
Film Editing by
Thom Noble 
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
Production Design by
Victoria Paul 
Art Direction by
Michael Rizzo 
Set Decoration by
Jerie Kelter 
Costume Design by
Susan Becker 
Makeup Department
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist: Madonna (as Joe Campayno)
Anthony Cortino .... hair stylist: Madonna
Pat Gerhardt .... additional makeup artist (as Patricia Gerhardt)
Deborah K. Larsen .... key makeup artist (as Deborah Larsen)
Anne Morgan .... additional hair stylist
Christopher Shihar .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Gary Chandler .... post-production supervisor
Mel Dellar .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David R. Ellis .... second unit director
Dennis Maguire .... first assistant director
John Wildermuth .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Brace .... lead man
Dirk Clark .... carpenter
Peter C. Clarke .... set dresser (as Peter Clarke)
Thaddeus Donoho .... set painter
Horst Grandt .... property master
James V. Kent .... lead man (as Jim Kent)
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
Don Lundell .... construction coordinator: Portland
Jim Meyer .... set dresser
Pat Morache .... scenic artist
Dave Newhouse .... greensman
Nicholas H. Parker .... set dresser (as Nicholas Parker)
Larry Phillips .... assistant property master
Patrick Michael Ryan .... props
Erich W. Schultz .... general foreman (as Erich Schultz)
Brad Shoemaker .... propmaker
Wendy Smith .... art department coordinator
Frank Viviano .... construction coordinator
James T. Woods .... scenic artist: Portland (as James Woods)
Taylor Yingling .... carpenter
Kyle T. Bryant .... carpenter (uncredited)
Ken Erck .... set painter (uncredited)
Jose Solis .... scenic paint foreman (uncredited)
Kevin Taylor .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Noah Blough .... sound editor
Tom Caton .... boom operator: Portland
Clayton Collins .... sound editor
Zack Davis .... sound editor
John P. Fasal .... sound effects processing
Sandy Gendler .... supervising sound editor
Harry Harris .... sound editor
Dennis Hill .... sound re-recordist
Jon Johnson .... sound editor
Val Kuklowsky .... supervising sound editor
Richard Marx .... sound editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator
Mikael Sandgren .... sound editor (as Michael Sandgren)
Kurt St. Amant .... sound mixer: Portland
Bill Van Daalen .... sound editor (as Bill Van Dallen)
Dan Wallin .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Ward .... sound re-recordist
Keith A. Wester .... production sound mixer
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Mark C. Grech .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
Ben Wilkins .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dale L. Martin .... special effects coordinator (as Dale Martin)
Joe Quinlivan .... special effects technician
Robert E. Worthington .... special effects technician (as Robert Worthington)
Matt Kutcher .... special effects (uncredited)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Annie Ellis .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunt coordinator (as David Ellis)
Erik Rondell .... stunts
Ric Roman Waugh .... stunts (as Ric Waugh)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gavin Alcott .... second assistant camera
Mark Burnett .... video supervisor
Murray Close .... still photographer
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... electrician
Brent Lawson .... grip
Bob Leitelt .... grip
Patrick Lennon .... rigging gaffer (as Packy Lennon)
Willie Mann .... best boy grip
J. Steven Matzinger .... second assistant camera (as Steve Matzinger)
Michael Earl Menlow .... grip
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video supervisor (as Robert Morgenroth)
Vince Onken .... grip
Les Percy .... key grip
Patrick Reddish .... chief lighting technician
Calmar Roberts .... first assistant camera (as Cal Roberts)
Phil Silver .... video playback operator
John Vecchio .... assistant lighting technician
Donald Burghardt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Chris Funk .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Wes Houle .... rigging best boy (uncredited)
Peter McAdams .... grip (uncredited)
Mike Moad .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Charles Smith .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jan Glaser .... casting associate
David Sherry .... casting assistant
Megann Ratzow .... casting: Portland (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Violet N. Cane .... costume supervisor (as Violet Cane)
Mary Hobin .... costumer (as Mary Tan Hobin)
Christopher Lawrence .... costumer
Pamela Withers .... costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Dale Caldwell .... color timer
Luis Colina .... first assistant editor
Kristen Helsing .... second assistant editor
Chris Peppe .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Michael Neale .... location manager
Jeff Selis .... assistant location manager: Portland (as Jeff Sellis)
Music Department
Dick Bernstein .... music editor
Stuart Boros .... music supervisor
Graeme Revell .... orchestrator
Tim Simonec .... orchestrator
Philip Tallman .... assistant music editor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Eberhard Weber .... musician: electric bass
Daniel Brock .... music production supervisor (uncredited)
Jamie Luker .... assistant scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bobbie Collis .... transportation office
Terry Collis .... transportation coordinator
Jerry Sidwell .... transportation captain
Paul Till .... driver: Portland
Other crew
Christine Baer .... production coordinator
Paul J. Bellman .... production assistant (as Paul Bellman)
Nancy Blewer .... production assistant (as Nancy Mahaffey)
Missy Coggiola .... assistant: Madonna
Melissa K. Cooper .... assistant production coordinator (as Melissa Cooper)
Melissa Crowe .... assistant: Madonna (as Melissa Crow)
Beverly Cusack .... post-production auditor
Eduardo De La Grana .... production accountant
David Fulton .... unit publicist (as Dave Fulton)
Guiliano Gallo .... caterer
Jim Jaffe .... product placement
Jay Johnson .... title designer
Kimberly Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Deutsch
Kelsey Kline .... production assistant: Portland
Ray Kybartas .... personal trainer: Madonna
John Lavitt .... assistant: Mr. Edel
Jill Lorie .... assistant to publicist: Portland
Joe Lotito .... production assistant
William Lybeer .... craft service
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Norton)
Stacey L. McCormick .... projectionist: Portland (as Stacey McCormack)
Linda McGinnis .... medic
Michael Menzies .... production accountant
Sarah Milsome .... production assistant
Lauri Mullens .... production assistant
Gary Robinson .... production assistant
William Rossman .... standin: William DeFoe and Joe Mantegna
Matthew Talbot .... production assistant: Portland
Hector Freeman .... production staff (uncredited)
James Grayford .... stand-in (uncredited)
Paul Guyot .... stand-in (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality (cut)
99 min | Australia:101 min | Spain:101 min | UK:101 min | USA:101 min (unrated version) | Argentina:102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:16 | Germany:16 (f) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated (DVD/VHS release) (uncut version) | USA:R (cut)
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Did You Know?

Willem Dafoe accepted the role of Frank Dulaney because he was interested in the reversal of Hollywood norms, having a female character dominate during the sex scenes.See more »
Continuity: Rebecca straddles Frank with a candle in her right hand and a bottle of champagne in her left. At one point, she allows him to suck her finger and runs her left hand over his chest. The bottle of champagne is nowhere to be seen, and there is no available flat surface for Rebecca to have placed it on. Moments later the bottle of champagne is back in her hand again.See more »
Rebecca Carlson:I don't know why men lie; they just do. Men. Lie.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV)See more »
The Passion ThemeSee more »


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45 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Why does this film get so much slack? It's not that bad at all!!, 23 January 2000
Author: mitchel6 from North Carolina

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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