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
Sami Al-Taher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kirstie Alley, who was under consideration for the lead role, provided a tape of a woman who had been stalking her husband, Parker Stevenson, in which she was begging him to be a part of his life. The woman's words were used verbatim for the film. See more »
In the first sex scene in the kitchen, Alex's clock reads 5.20, however, when her wrist watch becomes visible, the time reads 8.15. When Dan and Alex are eating dinner together in the restaurant and he asks why she doesn't have a date tonight, this makes the time on the watch more likely to be accurate, otherwise, how would he know that he didn't have a date that evening? 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 »
It always humors me a great deal when people say FATAL ATTRACTION is the quintessential sex-psycho thriller. They probably haven't seen the 1971 original version, PLAY MISTY FOR ME. That was Clint Eastwood's debut as a director and much more frightening and surprising than FA. So, if you like these kind of films and think FA is the best, do yourself a favour and go out and rent PLAY MISTY FOR ME. You'll be in for a ride!
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