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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laura makes a reference to Ravine as a "Mambo King type" a reference to his starring role in the film, The Mambo Kings (1992). 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

[to his wife, who has just met Lola Cain]
Ned Ravine: I have never seen this woman in my life. I never followed her home. I never had sex with her in her refrigerator. This is a sick fantasy, and I deny everything.
Ned Ravine: [to Lola] And WHEN will women like YOU learn you CAN'T tear apart a perfectly good marriage with your vicious lies?
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Spoofs North by Northwest (1959) 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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Great Weekend Movie
23 November 2002 | by domino1003See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film late one night on TV a few years ago and laughed so hard that I could barely breathe. Armand Assante plays Ned Ravine, a totally clueless cop/lawyer. He is so clueless that he doesn't see that his wife (Kate Nelligan)is having an affair with a mechanic(Christopher MacDonald), or that his secretary (Sherilyn Fenn) is deeply in love with him (She also has an abusive ex-husband that's looking for her). Into the picture comes Lola Cain(Sean Young), a woman with shoe problems (everything sticks to the bottom of it). She also wants Ned.

This film spoof "Fatal Attraction," "Basic Instinct," and every film noir movie ever made. Funny Carl Reiner film.


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