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Body of Evidence (1992)

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

Director:

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In an interview about this movie with UK Film Threat magazine in April 1993, director Uli Edel stated that while other actresses approached for the role of Rebecca Carlson balked at the explicit nature of the sex scenes, Madonna had her agent pursue the role for her, and Madonna told Edel that no matter how far the scenes would go, she would "always go a step further". Edel also confirmed in the same interview that Madonna refused to take direction for the sex scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Frank handcuffs Rebecca, in the wide shots the sleeves of Rebecca's robe cover her forearms almost to her wrists, but in the close ups of Rebecca's hands, the sleeves barely reach her elbows. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Carlson: My way.
[holds a lighted candle over Frank's naked body]
Rebecca Carlson: Are you scared?
Frank Dulaney: No.
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Alternate Versions

The UK video, claimed on the box to be "the full uncut version" shows slightly more graphic footage of the sex scenes than the version featured on the UK region 2 DVDs, as well as American R-rated DVD versions and unrated DVD versions. This is noticeable in the scene where the police "investigators" watch the video tape playing in Andrew Marsh's bedroom after his untimely death and when Rebecca Carlson and Frank Dulaney get personal as well professional for the first time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Passion Theme
Written by Graeme Revell, Jeff Silbar, and Warren Hill.
Performed by Warren Hill
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Madonna Madonna Madonna
12 December 2003 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

I couldn't tell you the plot of this movie. Actually, I don't know if this movie had a plot. What I do know is that Madonna is in it and boy or boy, is she ever. Another courtroom drama without the drama, the only reason one will watch this movie is Madonna. The passion between Dafoe and Madonna is the only thing worth watching. That and the nudity and strong sexual acts, Body of Evidence is a left over movie stolen from the Basic Instinct genre. The courtroom and crime scenes is just background to what the movie is, Madonna in the bedroom.


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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Body of Evidence See more »

Filming Locations:

Olympia, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,365,429, 18 January 1993

Gross USA:

$13,273,595

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,273,595
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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