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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
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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This is the murder weapon. Her name is Rebecca. 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 on youtube, Michael Forest states that he initially turned down the role of Andrew Marsh, because it was presented to him as "they were doing him a big favor" because he would be filming sex scenes with Madonna. In order to dissuade the producers from trying to cast him, Forest had his agent make an outrageous financial demand. To Forest's surprise, they agreed to pay what he asked, and he was left with no choice but to accept the role. See more »

Goofs

During a close up of Frank's stomach, the amount of candle wax on his chest is far greater than the amount Rebecca originally poured. See more »

Quotes

Technician: What the hell is this?
Robert Garrett: That - is - a - nipple clamp.
Technician: How'd you know?
Detective Reese: He's from LA.
Robert Garrett: I just happen to be a well informed individual.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Cinemadonna: A League of Their Own (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Passion Theme
Written by Graeme Revell, Jeff Silbar, and Warren Hill.
Performed by Warren Hill
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User Reviews

 
Madonna does what she does
18 June 2011 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Certainly not a great film, but not as bad as it has been made out to be. Madonna's acting is OK, and I suspect the "woodenness" of her performance was largely what the director wanted. Her character's passion was limited to the bedroom (and elevator, and stairs, and parking garage, etc.) and never extended to her daily life. And, by the way, I had forgotten how pretty she could be back then. Anne Archer looked awfully good as well, even while being weepy and not completely hinged. The rest of the cast put in good work, with a special commendation for Julianne Moore. Frank Langella was suitably creepy, and Joe Mantegna suitably industrious. Some of the dialog didn't completely work, but if you watch this without preconceptions, you'll find it OK.


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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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