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Body of Evidence (1993)

A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him.

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Uli Edel

Writer:

Brad Mirman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madonna ... Rebecca Carlson
Michael Forest ... Andrew Marsh
Joe Mantegna ... Robert Garrett
Charles Hallahan ... Dr. McCurdy
Mark Rolston ... Detective Reese
Richard Riehle ... Detective Griffin
D. Scot Douglas D. Scot Douglas ... Printman
Mario DePriest Mario DePriest ... Technician
John DeLay John DeLay ... 2nd Technician
Ross Huffman-Kerr Ross Huffman-Kerr ... Photographer
Anne Archer ... Joanne Braslow
Willem Dafoe ... Frank Dulaney
Mark C. Vincent Mark C. Vincent ... Male Reporter
Frank Roberts Frank Roberts ... Minister
Julianne Moore ... Sharon Dulaney
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Storyline

A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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An act of love, or an act of murder? See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Evidence See more »

Filming Locations:

Olympia, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,275,426
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In interviews, Madonna stated that she found filming the sex scenes "scientific, not sexy at all", but co-star Willem Dafoe admitted that he was "turned on despite himself" while filming the scenes. See more »

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After Frank drags Rebecca into a side room and yells "Why didn't you warn me at least?", Rebecca clearly begins to respond by moving her lips into an 'F' sound (presumably "Frank"), but then the camera cuts immediately and Rebecca says "Did you need to hear about......." See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Carlson: [Frank is having hard anal sex with Rebecca who is handcuffed to a table] You fuck.
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Alternate Versions

Three versions of this movie have been released: an R-rated theatrical version, a NC-17 version and an unrated video version. European release is the NC-17 cut. See more »

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A poor softcore sex movie
29 April 2002 | by CharltonBoySee all my reviews

Body of Evidence has all the hallmarks of a poor soft core porn movie . A naff script , lousy acting and that misty/cloudy look that you see so many times in low budget B movies. This film contains some of the worst over acting seen ever in a court scene acompanied by scenes you would never see in a court room. The question that i have to ask is why do good actors like Jullianne Moore and Willem Defoe take on movies like this? perhaps it is hard to tell how bad a movie is going to be when you agree to make one but surely they must a read this silly script or perhaps Defoe agreed to make this because of the activities he gets up to with Madonna and lets face it who can blame him, she was in her prime in 1993 and she did look good, shame her acting was not good as her sexual activities . 3 out of 10.


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