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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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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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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was delayed several times in pre-production in 2000 and 2001. Some of the largest problems were finding the right director and the right male lead. Eventually the production was dropped and the movie canceled. In June 2001, Sharon Stone filed a lawsuit against the movie's producers, Andrew G. Vajna and Mario Kassar, for being responsible for the delays and therefore making her unable to take other jobs. She filed for nearly $100 million in damages. Three years later, during her promotion tour for Catwoman (2004), she stated that she had finally dropped the charges and that Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction was back on track. Both Stone and the same producers were still making the film together. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Glass saw the dead body of the reporter, Adam, Adam's mouth was slightly open. After Dr. Glass picked up the broken Big Ben, Adam's mouth became wide open with his tongue out a little bit. See more »

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Jakob Gerst: So we've been considering those who wish to control others through their insecurity and their narcissism. To study Nietzsche psychobiographically may seem naive. Wasn't it Nietzsche's work itself, which through deconstructive and post-structuralist readings induced the death of psychobiography?
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Orgy
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith and John Murphy
Performed by John Murphy
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It's Clear Some People Are Out To Get This Movie
5 April 2006 | by MacLovesMoonSee all my reviews

I think the reason for all the opinionated diarrhea on this movie is that most people have it out for Sharon Stone being around 50 and getting naked while playing sexy. No one cared when the Golden Girls sat around eating cheesecake and discussing their first orgasm, but to see someone post menopausal getting digitally pleased while driving I guess is just too much for some to handle. Let's face it, she looks good, she's light years hotter than my mother who's the same age! It's not an Oscar or a cult classic like the first, but ever since the turn of the century that's all movie goers seem to expect: a cinematic experience that will touch your soul. As such, it never claims to be either. It's an erotic thriller that is both erotic and thrilling, and is a continuation of a brilliant character that we all love to hate. It's the character of Catherine Trammell that helped give way for this sequel. Fans of the first movie want to see more of that frosty ice queen.

The cinematography and art direction were lush and extravagant and made me want to move to Britian for sure. The score is amazing as well.

Sure there's some overacting from some characters but there's some brilliant work from David Morrissey who's virtually unknown.

There's a setback in that the script is virtually the same as the first movie only plugging in a psychiatrist in place of the cop. As well as the criminal decision of the MPAA to force the movie to be cut down even more which takes away from the guilty-pleasure raunchiness that the story is known for.

At the very least it's entertaining and fun to look at it, and that's the movie's only intentions. So if you've got beef with Mizz Stone, maybe you should actually SEE the movie and draw your own conclusions before you spew forth your projectile vomit?


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