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Directed By

Paul Verhoeven

Written By

Joe Eszterhas

Year | Country

1992 | USA


1980 Academy Award Nominee
Best Film Editing | Frank J. Urioste
Best Original Score | Jerry Goldsmith

1980 Palme d'Or Nominee
Best Director | Paul Verhoeven


Michael Douglas | Sharon Stone | George Dzundza


San Francisco detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) must carry out his investigation and becomes suspicious of sexy Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), a novelist whose crime writing resembles a crime just committed.


"Despite its controversial reception upon release, "Basic Instinct" has since achieved cult status and left an indelible mark on popular culture. Its iconic scenes and memorable dialogue have been parodied and referenced in numerous films, television shows, and even fashion editorials, solidifying its place in cinematic history.

The film's central characters have become iconic figures in cinema. From the film's moody cinematography to its evocative score by Jerry Goldsmith, every element contributes to the atmosphere of eroticism and danger that permeates the narrative. Verhoeven's willingness to push the boundaries of conventional storytelling techniques results in a film that is both visually arresting and thematically rich.

Basic Instinct delivers on all fronts, cementing its status as a timeless classic."

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