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Fatal Instinct (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  29 October 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Skanky
Michael Cumpsty ...
Laura's Husband
Edward Blanchard ...
Restroom Patron
David Greenlee ...
Restroom Stall Patron
Tim Frisbie ...
Guy in Bumper Car
Michael MacCleod ...
Freckle-Faced Kid


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.


Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »





Release Date:

29 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Triple Indemnity  »

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$7,852,653 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Laura makes a reference to Ravine as a "Mambo King type" a reference to his starring role in the film, The Mambo Kings (1992). See more »


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Ned Ravine: I forgot my keys.
Lola Cain: That's not why you came back!
Ned Ravine: [puzzled] ... Yes it is.
Lola Cain: No... You came back for *this*!
[jumps on Ned Ravine, throwing him to the floor and ripping his pants off]
Ned Ravine: Oh, this is so different!
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I Don't Know how this movie could be any better!!!! Funny Film!!!
15 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Armand Assante plays a great "distracted" Ned Ravine and brings comic timing that Johnny Carson would admire. Kate Nelligan plays Lana Ravine (Ned's Wife)and does a great Barbara Stanywick imitation through-out the film.These two combine with Sean Young,Sheilyn Fenn ,and Christopher McDonald to make a hilarious film parody of the noir/crime movies that were serious and exaggerated that we all tried not to laugh at.When you're having a bad day turn this flick on and good tings will happen.A gotta see film.No matter what you have heard go catch "Fatal Instinct"

If you like Spy Hard,Naked Gun ,Airplane,etc.You'll like this film.

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