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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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Storyline

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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Everything interesting begins in the mind. 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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UK | Germany | Spain | USA

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:

£487,031 (United Kingdom), 2 April 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,201,420, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$5,971,336

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,629,478
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| (unrated extended cut)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adrian Biddle shot some of the photography before he died in December 2005. See more »

Goofs

When the detective picks up Michael to go to a murder scene, we can see that Michael has not shaven for at least a day. When he steps in the car you can see right away that he is clean shaven. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Tramell: I might be manipulating you to create risk for myself.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Museo Coconut: Hipopotomostrosesquipedaliosfobia (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto No. 5 - Tempo di Menuetto
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Featured Violin Solo performed by Rolf Wilson
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Well I liked it !
9 April 2006 | by peter-burton-1See all my reviews

I cannot accept the negative comments of other reviewers. They are too critical, perhaps because they are stuck in the past. I would like to see a comment from someone who had never seen Basic Instinct 1, perhaps someone very young ? I left the cinema feeling glad that I had not been swayed by the IMDb reviewers. 14 hours later I am still trying to find flaws in the plot but I cannot think of anything serious. My advice to everyone is see it for yourself and make up your own mind.

It follows a similar pattern to Basic Instinct 1 but the plot is less confused. It still left me wondering at the end but in a more satisfactory way. Sharon Stone is as sexy and evil as before and wears her 48 years extremely well; this remains her defining role. David Morrisey was satisfactory even though he is no Michael Douglas. Of the supporting cast I particularly liked David Thewlis as the police detective.


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