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Fatal Instinct (1993)

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A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is ... See full summary »

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A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is seduced by a woman while his wife is having an affair with a mechanic. Lots of other sublots and visual gags in the style of Naked Gun. Check the rating ! Written by Rob Hartill

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Sex, murder and revenge were never this funny.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »
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29 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Triple Indemnity  »

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$7,852,653 (USA)
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Trivia

A scene was filmed with Dudley Moore appearing in drag as Max Shady's mother, testifying at Lana's trial. Although the scene was cut from the movie, it is included on the DVD release. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the refrigerator opens to reveal Ned and Lola, a crew members hand can be seen on the right of the screen to catch the door as it opens. See more »

Quotes

Lola Cain: So, I hear you go both ways.
Ned Ravine: [surprised] Only once. It was a fraternity prank. I never saw him again.
Lola Cain: No, I mean you're a cop and a lawyer.
Ned Ravine: Lot of scum out there on the streets. They all deserve a fair and costly trial.
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The Mighty Bruins
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Performed by the UCLA Marching Band
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Great Weekend Movie
23 November 2002 | by (East Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film late one night on TV a few years ago and laughed so hard that I could barely breathe. Armand Assante plays Ned Ravine, a totally clueless cop/lawyer. He is so clueless that he doesn't see that his wife (Kate Nelligan)is having an affair with a mechanic(Christopher MacDonald), or that his secretary (Sherilyn Fenn) is deeply in love with him (She also has an abusive ex-husband that's looking for her). Into the picture comes Lola Cain(Sean Young), a woman with shoe problems (everything sticks to the bottom of it). She also wants Ned.

This film spoof "Fatal Attraction," "Basic Instinct," and every film noir movie ever made. Funny Carl Reiner film.


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