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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
This went straight to video in the UK after a disastrous marketing campaign led to a shortened run at the US box office. See more »
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 »
Written by Doug Ingle (as Douglas Ingle)
Performed by Iron Butterfly
Courtesy of Atco Records
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Nothing fatal about this one
Very funny film noir spoof, that's undeservedly criticised. It may lack the "quality" feel of e.g. The Naked Gun, but I think it's almost as funny.
The film looks great, and the jokes aren't as much of a hit-and-miss affair as you could fear. Naturally it's almost essential that you've seen most of the films it takes a crack at (Double Indemnity, Body Heat, Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Sleeping with the Enemy just to mention a few).
But what really elevates Fatal Instinct above similar efforts is the brilliant performance from Armand Assante, who displays a comic timing that I never would have guessed he had. He plays his completely oblivious-to-everything-that's-happening-around-him detective with such dead pan seriousness, that it's impossible not to laugh (the scenes with his skunk little Neddy are hilarious).
Never mind the critics, find this film and see it. [8/10]
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