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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 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 »

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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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Trivia

This was the second movie in two years in which Madonna plays a character who picks a bottle of champagne out of an ice bucket whilst wearing black underwear. The other was Dick Tracy (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Rebecca and Frank are kissing and fall back on the stairs, Rebecca removes Frank's tie, and then roughly shoves him away. Just before she pushes him, actor Willem Dafoe holds still for a split second, clearly anticipating/bracing himself for the shove. See more »

Quotes

Frank Dulaney: You expected him to come back to you after it was over?
Joanne Braslow: Men don't marry women like her.
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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

Referenced in Cinemadonna: The Next Best Thing (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

who cares if its a basic intincts rip-off!
4 October 2001 | by vasili82See all my reviews

Who cares if 'Body of Evidence' is a so-called 'Basic Instincts' rip-off, and the plot is a bit bogus? It's escapism, so I say to all the critics just chill a bit and lay off this movie. Madonna is simply stunning in it and as an enormous fan of hers [practically in anything she endeavours], I cannot believe it took me until 2001 to watch this movie. I guess I was sucked in to believe it was worst than it actually turned out to be. I can say that, whilst this movie is not Oscar-material, it was enjoyable, sexy and intriguing. Why people take it so seriously is beyond me. I firmly believe it was too harshly criticised. I was pleasently surprised. Sure, Madonna has a long way to go before she is considered a serious actress and perfects her craft, but she fit perfectly into this femme-fatal role and is very convincing. She is a better actress than people give her credit for!


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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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