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Fatal Instinct (1992)

A detective falls in love with the woman he is investigating in the murder of a real estate tycoon.

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... Cliff Burden
... Catherine Merrims
... Bill Hook (as Tony Hamilton)
Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Captain Merithew
... Cy Tarr
... Alan
... Rosie (as Jan Marlyn)
Barry Laws ... Bartender
Robin Jameson ... Ally Barrett
... Tennis Instructor
Rick Bartz ... Det. Schutte
Paul Lyell ... SID Officer (as Paul Lytell)
... Frank Stegner's Girlfriend (as Kim McKamy)
Gene Armor ... Frank Stegner
... Receptionist (as Joanne Laura)
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A detective falls in love with the woman he is investigating in the murder of a real estate tycoon.

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Following your instincts can be murder.

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Rated R for sexuality, language, and violence | See all certifications »

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9 September 1992 (USA)  »

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To Kill For  »

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When the real estate tycoon is shot and killed at the beginning and falls into his pool, there is no blood even though he is shown in the water several times. See more »

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Referenced in Six Degrees of Separation (1993) See more »

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Only for devoted Madsen fans
14 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Michael Madsen is this generations' Robert Mitchum. His breakout role in "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) was followed by "The Getaway" (1994), "Wyatt Earp" (1994), "Species" (1995), "Frankie the Fly" (1996), etc. and then the two "Kill Bill" films. He's one of Hollywood's busiest actors and his acting gets better with age.

Here we see him at age 35 shortly after he did "Reservoir Dogs' (1992). This was one of five films he appeared in that year and while he looks young, he was already a veteran of dozens of films and TV shows.

But Madsen along can't save this film, which is far too long and has far too many cardboard characters. It's a cheapo version of "Basic Instinct" the Michael Douglas/Sharon Stone big hit of the same year, and the film is even known as "Fatal Instinct".

If you're a devoted Madsen fan you might want to take a look, but otherwise give it a pass.


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