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Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

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Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Collymore ... Kevin Franks
Sharon Stone ... Catherine Tramell
Neil Maskell ... Detective Ferguson
David Thewlis ... Roy Washburn
Jan Chappell Jan Chappell ... Solicitor
David Morrissey ... Michael Glass
Terence Harvey ... Henry Rose
Hugh Dancy ... Adam Towers
Ellen Thomas ... Prosecutor
Mark Sangster ... Court Reporter One
Tim Berrington Tim Berrington ... Court Reporter Two
Indira Varma ... Denise Glass
Charlotte Rampling ... Milena Gardosh
Heathcote Williams Heathcote Williams ... Jakob Gerst
Flora Montgomery ... Michelle Broadwin
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Crime novelist Catherine Tramell is living in London, and becomes the center of police investigation (yet again) when her football player boyfriend drowns in a car accident and it is revealed that he was already dead because of a drug overdose before Tramell drove the car into water. Police psychoanalyst Dr. Michael Glass is called for examining Tramell, and is intrigued by the seductive and manipulative woman. On the other hand , his friend Det. Roy Washburn is sure Tramell is guilty. Tramell asks Glass to treat her for her 'risk addiction' problem, and with each therapy session , Glass gets more and more suspicious about her intentions. As more and more murders are committed, including that of Glass's ex-wife, Glass becomes obsessed with proving Tramell's guilt even though the evidence is contradictory . Written by Soumitra

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Sometimes Obsession Can Be Murder See more »


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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Risk Addiction See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,201,420, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$5,971,336

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,629,478
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sharon Stone wanted Catherine Deneuve to star alongside her at one point. See more »

Goofs

When Michael Glass gives Washburn Milena's street address in a telephone message, he clearly says 23. When Michael gets to her house, the number above the door is 14. See more »

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Catherine Tramell: You know how some guys are into blondes, and some guys are into killers?
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As with the first film, the US version was cut in the sex scenes because the MPAA threatened the film with a NC-17 rating. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst of 2006 (2007) See more »

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From the Motion Picture Basic Instinct (1992)
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Sharon Stone "Chills and Sizzles" through Basic Instinct 2
8 April 2006 | by screenwriter-14See all my reviews

I read all the previous reviews and nasty online comments in regard to La Stone returning as the evil Catherine Davis Tramell in Basic Instinct 2 now set in London and I want to say, "go see the film because Sharon Stone is still a chilling, evil, a tad older, but still glamorous vixen" in Basic Instinct 2 and commands the film from the first frame to the last. Sure, Stone throws in a few "camp moments", but who cares, as she is Catherine Davis Tramell, weaving a story of intrigue and doom for whoever falls into her hands.

London is a perfect location for the grown up Catherine, and the city reflects the new sophisticated evilness which she is weaving into another book of her deadly sins. The British cast, Charlotte Rampling and the handsome David Morrisey especially, provide the perfect moments in the film to send Stone/Tramell into her evil ways. The sets are so dark, reminded me of ASYLUM, and Stone perfectly matches the glamor of London.

BASIC INSTINCT 2 will never be the first BASIC INSTINCT, and it shouldn't, as Catherine Tramell has moved on from Nick and pretty little San Francisco to something bigger-London, and with the ending, also reminded me of ASYLUM, you wonder if our Catherine is onto new and more deadly games. Hope so...


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