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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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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

Although Carl Reiner is listed in the credits as "Judge Rugula", all scenes in which he plays a judge were cut from the movie. He appears briefly as a man at a urinal during one short scene. See more »

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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

Laura Lincolnberry: [thinking] I wonder what he's thinking when he looks at me with that goofy smile.
Ned Ravine: [thinking] Boy, does she look stupid in that hat.
Laura Lincolnberry: [thinking] If I told him how I really feel, he'd probably fire me. Oh, what am I saying? He probably doesn't even know I exist.
Ned Ravine: [thinking] Laura's incredible. And so smart. I wonder if she's smart enough to know that that was Lola's lipstick on my collar? And that we spent the night bumping ugly and knocking boots?
Laura Lincolnberry: [thinking] Maybe I should dress more like Lola Cain. ...
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References Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) See more »

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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Written by Douglas Ingle
Performed by Iron Butterfly
Courtesy of Atco Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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