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Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  31 March 2006 (USA)
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Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Ferguson
Jan Chappell ...
Terence Harvey ...
Ellen Thomas ...
Mark Sangster ...
Court Reporter One
Tim Berrington ...
Court Reporter Two
Denise Glass
Heathcote Williams ...
Jakob Gerst
Michelle Broadwin


Crime novelist Catherine Tramell is living in London, and becomes the center of police investigation (yet again) when her football player boyfriend drowns in a car accident and it is revealed that he was already dead because of a drug overdose before Tramell drove the car into water. Police psychoanalyst Dr. Michael Glass is called for examining Tramell, and is intrigued by the seductive and manipulative woman. On the other hand , his friend Det. Roy Washburn is sure Tramell is guilty. Tramell asks Glass to treat her for her 'risk addiction' problem, and with each therapy session , Glass gets more and more suspicious about her intentions. As more and more murders are committed, including that of Glass's ex-wife, Glass becomes obsessed with proving Tramell's guilt even though the evidence is contradictory . Written by Soumitra

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£487,031 (UK) (31 March 2006)


$1,533,491 (Mexico) (26 May 2006)

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French actor Vincent Perez was up for the role as a last minute call after Benjamin Bratt was turned down but then production closed down because of the actors' strike. See more »


When the detective picks up Michael to go to a murder scene, we can see that Michael has not shaven for at least a day. When he steps in the car you can see right away that he is clean shaven. See more »


Roy Washburn: What were you doing at 100 miles per hour?
Catherine Tramell: He was making me cum. And it was 110. We must've hit a pothole.
Roy Washburn: Kevin Franks died. You don't seem very worried.
Catherine Tramell: I'm devastated... I may never cum again
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From the Motion Picture Basic Instinct (1992)
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Published by Le StudioCanal+ Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Enjoyed it a lot....it's just a movie!
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never trust the opinions of anyone regarding a film. That goes for critics as well. Sure, if it gets positive reviews that's OK and a plus, but most films that get critical rave I hate. I enjoyed this film for what it was, an entertaining film. It takes you out of your life for a couple hours and into a fictional character...that being Catherine Trammell. Sharon Stone is awesome in this role, just like she was in the first one. Anyone who says she is horrible in this film must have felt the same in the first one b/c she is back acting the same way she did in Basic Instinct 1. Catherine is hers and she plays her to perfection. Her one liners are great, much like in the first one. Who can forget in the first film when she tells the cops, "If you're gonna arrest me do it...otherwise get the f**k out of here!" Great scene, and believe me, she does it again in this one. I was captivated by her. Her outfits, the way she smoked her cigarettes, believe me, its worth the price just to see Stone's performance. I cannot wait for this film to be released on DVD, uncut, because I can only imagine how much better it is going to be. And yes, there are lots of twists, as in the first one, including the ending!

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