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Fatal Instinct (1993)

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A spoof on thrillers from before 1993 such as Fatal Attraction (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), Chinatown (1974) , Cape Fear (1991) etc. A cop/lawyer cheats on his wife and she on him and plans to kill him for the insurance.

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 MacLeod Michael MacLeod ... Freckle-Faced Kid (as Michael MacCleod)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

The address given for "La Hot Club" (5810 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA) would be in the intersection of Fountain and Van Ness Ave. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie where Lola is spraying the shaving cream in Ned's face, there's suddenly a spray coming from behind Lola and even getting all over her back even though she has the bottle pointed at Ned. See more »

Quotes

Ned Ravine: [turns bathtub tap on and off and notices that background music responds to the same action] ... I need an aspirin.
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Connections

Spoofs 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mighty Bruins
Written by Bill Conti
Performed by the UCLA Marching Band
under the direction of Gordon Henderson
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Hilarious Spoof
29 August 1999 | by numan-2See all my reviews

Fatal Instinct is one of those guilty pleasures. It's incredibly silly and very funny. Some of the dialogue sounds dead on fast-talking early detective thriller, but the actions are outrageous and the physical comedy non-stop. If you liked the Naked Gun series, you'll love this one.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,502,569, 31 October 1993

Gross USA:

$7,839,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,839,327
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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