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Fatal Attraction ()


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A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

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  • Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations.
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Dan Gallagher
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Alex Forrest
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Beth Gallagher
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Ellen Gallagher (as Ellen Hamilton Latzen)
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Jimmy
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Hildy
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Arthur
Meg Mundy ...
Joan Rogerson
Tom Brennan ...
Howard Rogerson
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Martha
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Bob Drimmer
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O'Rourke
Michael Arkin ...
Lieutenant
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Fuselli (as Sam J. Coppola)
Eunice Prewitt ...
Receptionist
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Babysitter
Justine Johnston ...
Real Estate Agent
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Teacher
Christine Farrell ...
Teacher
Marc McQue ...
Chuck
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Man in Japanese Restaurant
Faith Geer ...
Nurse
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Waitress
David Bates ...
Executive
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Secretary
Alicia Perusse ...
Ellen's Friend
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Lawyer
Thomas Saccio ...
Bartender
Greg Rhodes ...
Bar Patron (as Greg Scott)
Chris Manor ...
Doorman
Jonathan Brandis ...
Party Guest
Joe Chapman ...
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Judi M. Durand ...
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Barbara Harris ...
Party Guest
Rocky Krakoff ...
Party Guest (as Angelo Bruno Krakoff)
Carlo Steven Krakoff ...
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Amy Lyne ...
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David McCharen ...
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Mio Polo ...
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Marilyn Schreffler ...
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Dennis Tufano ...
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Party Guest (uncredited)
James 'Packy' Dolan ...
Mover (uncredited)
Reese Golchin ...
Bowler (uncredited)
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Truck Loader (uncredited)
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Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
Sherry Pagán ...
Salsa Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Adrian Lyne

Written by

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James Dearden ... (screenplay)
 
James Dearden ... (short film)

Produced by

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Stanley R. Jaffe ... producer
Sherry Lansing ... producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Howard Atherton ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter E. Berger ... (edited by)
Michael Kahn

Editorial Department

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Thomas R. Bryant ... assistant editor (as Tom Bryant)
Jack Garsha ... color timer
Martha Huntley ... assistant editor: New York
Richard J. Rossi ... assistant editor: New York (as Richard Rossi)
Diane Asnes Ruggeri ... assistant editor: New York
George C. Villaseñor ... assistant editor
Michael Carlin ... editing room assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Risa Bramon Garcia ... (as Risa Bramon)
Billy Hopkins

Production Design by

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Mel Bourne

Art Direction by

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Jack Blackman

Set Decoration by

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George DeTitta Sr. ... (as George DeTitta)

Costume Design by

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Ellen Mirojnick ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Richard Dean ... makeup artist
Lyndell Quiyou ... hair stylist
Doug Drexler ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Michael R. Thomas ... slashed wrist effect makeup (uncredited)

Production Management

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Christopher Cronyn ... unit production manager
Robert E. Warner ... unit production manager: re-shoot (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert V. Girolami ... first assistant director (as Robert Girolami)
Martha L. Mericka ... dga trainee (as Marty Mericka)
Jane Paul ... second assistant director
Chris Stoia ... second second assistant director (as Christopher Stoia)
David R. Ellis ... second unit director (uncredited)
Craig Haagensen ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Gerald DeTitta ... set dresser (as Gerry DeTitta)
Ed Ferraro ... shop craftsman (as Eddie Ferraro)
George Gartland ... construction grip
Philip Saccio Jr. ... property person (as Phillip Saccio)
Thomas Saccio ... property master (as Tom Saccio)
Sylvia Trapanese ... art department coordinator
Michael Zansky ... chargeman scenic artist
Jerry Adams ... property manager (uncredited)
Philip Saccio ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Ginny Walsh ... property fabricator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Dee Dee Goldner ... assistant sound editor
Robert G. Henderson ... supervising sound editor (as Robert Henderson)
Ellen Heuer ... foley: TAJ Soundworks
David M. Horton ... sound editor (as David Horton)
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Vito L. Ilardi ... sound recordist (as Vito Ilardi)
Nicholas Korda ... sound editor
Bruce Lacey ... sound editor
Les Lazarowitz ... sound mixer
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Linda Murphy ... boom operator
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Greg Orloff ... foley: Taj Soundworks
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
John Roesch ... foley: TAJ Soundworks
Brooke Henderson Ward ... assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Clive R. Kay ... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)

Stunts

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Janet Brady ... stunts
Steve M. Davison ... stunts
Annie Ellis ... stunts
David R. Ellis ... stunt coordinator / stunts (as David Ellis)
Freddie Hice ... stunts
Laurie Shepard ... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunt double: Ann Archer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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James 'Packy' Dolan ... chief lighting technician
James P. Dolan ... assistant chief lighting technician (as J.P. Dolan)
James Finnerty ... first company grip (as Jim Finnerty)
John Finnerty ... second company grip
Bill Gerardo ... second assistant photographer
Vinnie Gerardo ... first assistant photographer
Craig Haagensen ... camera operator
Andrew D. Schwartz ... still photographer
Robert M. Volpe ... dolly grip (as Bob Volte)
John Corso ... cinematographer: Steadicam (uncredited)
Chris Hayes ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Krueger ... focus puller (uncredited)
Michael Stone ... camera operator: new end sequence (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Paul Adler ... casting assistant
Heidi Levitt ... casting assistant
Riccardo Bertoni ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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William A. Campbell ... costumer: men's (as William Campbell)
Danajean Cicerchi ... costumer: women's

Location Management

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Lenard Dorfman ... location assistant
Ken Haber ... location manager (as Kenneth Haber)
Charles M. Lum ... assistant location manager (as Charles Lum)
Tim Tyler ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Dan Carlin Sr. ... music editor
Maurice Jarre ... orchestrator
Joel Moss ... music scoring mixer
Bob Bornstein ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Tom O'Donnell ... teamster captain

Other crew

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Marion Billings ... publicist
Dane Chapin ... production assistant
Dan Curry ... title design
Andrea Jaffe ... publicist
Mitchell Kapner ... production assistant
Janice Leibowitz ... production assistant
Sancha Mandy ... production assistant
Carol Mann ... assistant to the producers
Cheryl Ann Mironczuk ... assistant production office coordinator (as Cheryl Mironczuk)
Eric Myers ... unit publicist
Jonathan Nossiter ... assistant to Adrian Lyne
Trisha O'Brien ... assistant to the producers
Kay Rouse ... production assistant
Judy L. Ruskin ... assistant to Ellen Mirojnick (as Judy Ruskin Wong)
Pia Salk ... production assistant
Frank Serrano ... production assistant
Juliette Steyning-Brown ... production office coordinator
Renata Stoia ... script supervisor
Susan Towner ... assistant production auditor
Jane Tsighis ... production auditor
Barbara Zentar ... assistant to the producers
Doug Zimmerman ... production assistant
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)
George Coutoupis ... photo double: Michael Douglas (uncredited)
Greg Ferris ... marketing canada (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines On the other side of drinks, dinner and a one night stand, lies a terrifying love story. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Affairs of the Heart (United States)
  • Diversion (United States)
  • Liaison fatale (France)
  • Eine verhängnisvolle Affäre (Germany)
  • Atracción fatal (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Box Office

Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,602,740, 20 Sep 1987
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $163,500,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Glenn Close still has the knife she used in the movie hanging in her kitchen, stating: "It's beautiful, made of wood and paper. It's a work of art! And it's nice for our guests to see it. It lets them know they can't stay forever." See more »
Goofs Alex rips Dan's shirt open. We hear buttons pop and cloth rip. When he buttons it the second time, the shirt is not ripped anywhere and all the buttons are present. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fatal Attraction/The Principal/Orphans/Amazon Women on the Moon/In the Mood (1987). See more »
Soundtracks SELECTIONS FROM PUCCINI'S MADAMA BUTTERFLY See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes Telephone Operator: Operator. May I help you?
Alex Forrest: Operator, I've been trying to get 555-8129. 212? The recording says its been disconnected.
Telephone Operator: Just a moment please.
[pause]
Telephone Operator: I'm sorry, the number's been changed to an unlisted number.
Alex Forrest: Operator, this is a real emergency please. You need to give me that number.
Telephone Operator: I'm sorry. We're not allowed to give out that information.
Alex Forrest: Well *fuck you*!
Telephone Operator: My place or yours?
[Alex slams phone]
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