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Fatal Instinct (1993)

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A spoof of the late '80s and early '90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, and Cape Fear. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is seduced ... See full summary »

Director:

Carl Reiner

Writer:

David O'Malley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Ned Ravine
Sherilyn Fenn ... Laura Lincolnberry
Kate Nelligan ... Lana Ravine
Sean Young ... Lola Cain
Christopher McDonald ... Frank Kelbo
James Remar ... Max Shady
Tony Randall ... Judge Skanky
Clarence Clemons ... Clarence
Michael Cumpsty ... Laura's Husband
John Witherspoon ... Arch
Blake Clark ... Milo Crumley
Edward Blanchard ... Restroom Patron
David Greenlee David Greenlee ... Restroom Stall Patron
Tim Frisbie Tim Frisbie ... Guy in Bumper Car
Michael MacCleod Michael MacCleod ... Freckle-Faced Kid
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A spoof of the late '80s and early '90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, and Cape Fear. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is seduced by a woman while his wife is having an affair with a mechanic. Lots of other sublots and visual gags in the style of Naked Gun. Check the rating. Written by Rob Hartill

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Sex, murder and revenge were never this funny.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

29 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Triple Indemnity See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,852,653
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Max Shady adjusts the setting on his silencer while planning to kill Ned Levine on the train you will notice a volume setting that goes up to 11. This is a nod to Carl Reiner's son Rob's mock rockumentary "This is Spinal Tap" which stars Christopher Guest. Guest's character (Nigel Tufnel) proudly displays his amp that also goes to 11. See more »

Goofs

At the firing range, when Lana Ravine is firing at the silhouette of her husband, she somehow manages to get 15 consecutive shots out of a six-shot revolver without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Judge Skanky: [leaving a playground] I love recess.
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Connections

References The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Written by Doug Ingle (as Douglas Ingle)
Performed by Iron Butterfly
Courtesy of Atco Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Surprised the Hell out of me!!
23 August 1999 | by FalloN-2See all my reviews

I'd see this movie on the shelf at the video store alot and I'd always pass it up thinking it's just a stupid cheap comedy. Boy was I wrong, I didn't think I'd like it because I thought Armand Assanti was a real serious actor and he wouldn't be funny but 5 minutes in to it when he put that hot dog in his jacket pocket I didn't stop laughing. Since then I've seen this movie so many time and I laugh just as hard as the first time. If you want a real good laugh get this one.


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