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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

This went straight to video in the UK after a disastrous run at the US box office. See more »

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While Lola is blowing smoke in Ned's face, you can see her breathing normally. 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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References The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) 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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a spoof movie up there with the best of them ....
5 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I am afraid I am a sap for the whole spoof genre, and this appears as funny as any to me. Armand Assante as the hero who is both a cop and a lawyer (" I am going to have to arrest you. Have you got a lawyer?") plays his role with a deadpan stupidity that is wonderful, and the jokes and the bits and pieces of business come thick and fast.


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