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9½ Weeks (1986)

Nine 1/2 Weeks (original title)
A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Director:

Adrian Lyne

Writers:

Elizabeth McNeill (novel), Patricia Louisianna Knop (screenplay) (as Patricia Knop) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... John
Kim Basinger ... Elizabeth
Margaret Whitton ... Molly
David Margulies ... Harvey
Christine Baranski ... Thea
Karen Young ... Sue
William De Acutis William De Acutis ... Ted
Dwight Weist Dwight Weist ... Farnsworth
Roderick Cook Roderick Cook ... Sinclair - the Critic
Victor Truro Victor Truro ... Gallery Client
Justine Johnston Justine Johnston ... Bedding Saleswoman
Cintia Cruz Cintia Cruz ... Whore
Kim Chan ... Chinatown Butcher
Lee Lai Sing Lee Lai Sing ... Angry Chinese Customer
Rudolph Willrich Rudolph Willrich ... Chinatown Shopper
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Storyline

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Desire. Infatuation. Obsession. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

9 1/2 Weeks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$328,804, 23 February 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,734,844
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kim Basinger has declared this as her favorite of all the movies she's done, albeit adding "I'm sorry that all of the people who've seen 9½ Weeks (1986) never saw it in its original form, because so much was cut out of it, even the European version." See more »

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Before the waterfront scene Elizabeth does some shopping and has a shopping bag. But when they reach the waterfront the bag and her items are gone. See more »

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Chinatown Shopper: [after Elizabeth asks to pack chickens] What...what are you going to do with them? Eat them.
Elizabeth: We are planning for the proper burial.
[laughs]
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Saviour
Performed by Winston Grennan and Black Sage
Written by Winston Grennan
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Simply put, Amazing.
28 May 2005 | by Dimp027See all my reviews

Probably one of the most misunderstood movies ever made, Nine and 1/2 Weeks to me is, in one word, amazing.

Some call it soft-core porn while others call it meaningless. I call it a movie that shows the viewer what other movies do not show. The other side of relationships. The darker side, the side of people that most movies don't go to because they believe the average person would be turned off due to the fact that it is not the average love story.

Yes, parts of the movie to some might seem slow, but if you let yourself get involved in the character, then you might just understand what this amazing movie is all about.


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