A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
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 <email@example.com>
Michael Douglas was also working on the film Wall Street (1987) at the same time as this film. To avoid a schedule conflict, Douglas would alternate between each film during the week. See more »
When Dan puts on his headphones to listen to Alex's tape, he has them on correctly, with the cord on the left. Immediately, the headphones are incorrect, with the cord on the right. I suspect he put them on correctly, but found the cord on the left constrained his angle toward the camera and ability to turn to his wife. (The director should have just re-shot the previous 5 seconds!) 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 »
In the network version shown on TNT in the scene where Alex phones Dan at 2:13 a.m., there is additional dialogue between Dan and Beth after Dan hangs up the phone that is not in the theatrical/DVD version. Beth asks, "Who in the hell was that?" Dan says that it was a client calling and that this happens when you're a lawyer (being called at odd hours). Beth says that it's the middle of the night, still wondering why someone would call at 2:15 a.m. Dan justifies this by saying it's only 11:00 or so in L.A. 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!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this