Happily married New York lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?Written by
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Michael Douglas would later go on to play a similar role years later in Disclosure (1994). In both films, he is a happily married family man whose world is threatened by a vindictive woman he had an affair with at work (although in the latter film he isn't willingly engaging in an extramarital affair but instead the target of sexual harassment). See more »
Immediately after their first date at the restaurant, where Alex tells Dan that they're "we're two adults," the scene immediately shifts to Alex's apartment where she and Dan are heavily involved. They later go dancing and when they return to her place, Dan asks, "Do you live here?" (or something similar). Why is he surprised when he just spent the night with her there? See more »
Barbara Harris is sometimes credited under the name Barbara Iley. In the final credits here, under 'Party Guests,' she is credited under both names. See more »
When preview audiences hated this ending, a new one was shot (where Alex is killed by Dan's wife with a gun). The original ending still appears in the Japanese release and was added to the US video and laser editions. See more »
I'm from China. My English is not very good. So the first time I comment a movie I chose a simple one. I saw "Fatal Attraction" the day before.
I have seen a few of Michael Douglas's movies. And I found he kept taking the same kind script and role for himself. He was a lawyer who had another affair with an attractive woman. By which the relationship brought him a lot of troubles.Even make his life over.
I have to say that Michael had just given his basic performance, nothing special, and nothing would light his career at that moment. Meanwhile, Glen Close did a great job in the movie. We could touch her weird feeling, and her extreme mental troubles. You might even understand what she had done to Michael's family.
This story told that sometimes an unfaithful relationship not only brought one night sexual enjoyment, but also ruined one's life.
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