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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, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is ... See full summary »

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... Ned Ravine
... Laura Lincolnberry
... Lana Ravine
... Lola Cain
... Frank Kelbo
... Max Shady
... Judge Skanky
... Clarence
... Laura's Husband
... Arch
... Milo Crumley
... Restroom Patron
David Greenlee ... Restroom Stall Patron
Tim Frisbie ... Guy in Bumper Car
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, Cape Fear and others. 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.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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29 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Triple Indemnity  »

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$7,852,653
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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 »

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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 »

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Prison Reporter: Mr. Ravine, how does it feel to have slept with a murderess?
Ned Ravine: It's better than sleeping with a Ninja Turtle.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.141 (2010) See more »

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The Mighty Bruins
Written by Bill Conti
Performed by the UCLA Marching Band
under the direction of Gordon Henderson
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Noir Spoof Worth A Look
25 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

A wild spoof of suspense and film noirs, I appreciated this silly film a little more than most being a fan of "noirs." As with any comedy, the movie is a combination of genuinely laugh-out-loud gags and sight scenes and genuinely stupid lines. It depends on what makes you laugh.

One thing it has for sure: lots of sexual innuendos and just plain overt sexuality. It's yet another one of these PG-13 ratings that is a joke. This is not for kids. Also, this film won't be much for those without a knowledge of classic crime films of the past, from the '40s to the '80s. Many parts of this movie parrot scenes from Fatal Attraction, Body Double, etc. It takes several viewings to catch most of the inside jokes.

Armand Assante is the smooth private detective and Sherilyn Fenn is his attractive and loyal secretary. Kate Nelligan, Sean Young and Christopher McDonald add to the fun. To be frank, I enjoyed this more on the first viewing than I did on the second. After watching it twice, I thought the film would have been better had it been cut 10-15 minutes, and it's only 90 minutes. However, I am not knocking it: it's a fun movie.


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