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Fatal Instinct (1993)

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

When Max Shady adjusts the setting on his silencer while planning to kill Ned Levine on the train you will notice a volume setting that goes up to 11. This is a nod to Carl Reiner's son Rob's mock rockumentary "This is Spinal Tap" which stars Christopher Guest. Guest's character (Nigel Tufnel) proudly displays his amp that also goes to 11. See more »

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When Ravine throws a shoe out the window at the bird, it hits a background screen. See more »

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Lola Cain: He left me. He left me because she looked more like me than I did.
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Spoofs Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) See more »

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Brown Eyed Girl
Written and Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great Weekend Movie
23 November 2002 | by (United States) – 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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