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20th March 1992
2h 7m
Paul Verhoeven
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Basic Instinct is a 1992 Mystery Thriller film released on 20th March; Paul Verhoeven directed the film which stars Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone and George Dzundza. A sequel, Basic Instinct 2, was released in 2006. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $303,927,224 on its budget.

A police detective investigating a brutal murder gets drawn into the web of the prime suspect, a beautiful and seductive, but manipulative, novelist.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 11:35am.

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100% Erotic
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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

7% 20-29
15% 30-39
22% 40-49
2% 50-59
2% 60-69
52% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

39% Female
61% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

2% Neutral
2% Bad
2% Good
94% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

4% Detective
4% Cop
2% Serial Killer
2% Psychologist
2% Police Captain
2% Sheriff
85% Unknown