History Film / BasicInstinct

18th Apr '18 7:51:54 PM Morgenthaler
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It was followed by a sequel that was panned by critics and spectacularly bombed at the box office.

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It was followed by a sequel sequel, ''Film/BasicInstinct2'', that was panned by critics and spectacularly bombed at the box office.
31st Mar '18 3:01:18 PM DezzMarie95
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Catherine and Roxy's kissing in front of Nick as he leaves her apartment, and again later at the club where both women are shown dancing seductively so that Nick can watch.
30th Mar '18 10:11:03 PM DezzMarie95
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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Nick's attitude towards Beth after he forced himself onto her.
29th Dec '17 3:57:40 PM Dr_Zero
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* AssholeVictim: Catherine is a monster, yes, but some of her victims are far from innocent. Nick, assuming he becomes a victim, shot two tourists while high on cocaine, he got away with it because Beth is covering for him while he's sleeping with her ([[spoiler: and Beth also may have murdered her husband as well]]), and Roxy killed several young boys [[JailBait after seducing them.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Catherine is a monster, yes, but some of her victims are far from innocent. Nick, assuming he becomes a victim, shot two tourists while high on cocaine, he got away with it because Beth is covering for him while he's sleeping with her ([[spoiler: and ([[spoiler:and Beth also may have murdered her husband as well]]), well, even if there is a serious possibility that it was another try -failed, this time- of Catherine to attain revenge over Beth: killing Beth's husband and leaving some clues to frame Beth]]), and Roxy killed several young boys [[JailBait after seducing them.]]



* BlackWidow: Catherine. Every one of her love interests ends up dead, whether by her own hand or through her manipulation of the situation. [[spoiler: Possibly Beth, regarding her own husband]].

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* BlackWidow: Catherine. Every one of her love interests ends up dead, whether by her own hand or through her manipulation of the situation. [[spoiler: Possibly Beth, regarding her own husband]].husband, even if another possibility is that Catherine killed him, trying to frame Beth (and failing), as a first attempt to attain revenge over Beth]].



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Nick clearly doesn't have much longer to live...]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Nick clearly doesn't have much longer to live...]] and Gus dies and Beth is framed by Catherine and then killed by the man she loved]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: After talking with Beth, Nick comments to Gus, "She killed him." Misunderstanding, Gus declares, "Beth? Now you've got Beth killing people? Nick corrects him, saying that he was referring to Catherine, [[spoiler: but soon enough, evidence surfaces implying that Beth is indeed involved in the slew of murders that have occurred.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: After talking with Beth, Nick comments to Gus, "She killed him." Misunderstanding, Gus declares, declares: "Beth? Now you've got Beth killing people? people?" Nick corrects him, saying that he was referring to Catherine, [[spoiler: but soon enough, evidence surfaces implying that Beth is indeed involved in the slew of murders that have occurred.occurred, even if, of course, it was Catherine who was framing Beth.]]



* IJustWantToBeYou: [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Beth had an affair with Catherine back in college and got obsessed with her to the point of trying to be like her in every way, even dying her hair blond. When Nick confronts Beth over this, she asserts that it was the other way around: Catherine was obsessed with ''her''.]]

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* IJustWantToBeYou: [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that Beth had an affair with Catherine back in college and college. Catherine states that Beth got obsessed with her to the point of trying to be like her in every way, even dying her hair blond. When Nick confronts Beth over this, she asserts that it was the other way around: Catherine was obsessed with ''her''.]]



* TheUnfairSex: Averted. Catherine is a sociopath, Roxy is a PsychoLesbian, Hazel Dobkins killed her husband and children and Beth is a [[spoiler:murder suspect]]. In fact the number of evil females led to accusations of misogyny.

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* TheUnfairSex: Averted. Catherine is a sociopath, Roxy is a PsychoLesbian, Hazel Dobkins killed her husband and children and Beth has a intercourse with a policeman who shot and killed two tourists [[spoiler: while he was under the effects of some drugs he had taken]] and that she is a [[spoiler:murder suspect]].supposed to evaluate. In fact the number of evil females led to accusations of misogyny.
25th Dec '17 12:22:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* CardCarryingVillain: Catherine admits that she has always been pure evil and likes it that way.
6th Dec '17 6:26:50 PM DrOO7
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* BlondesAreEvil: Catherine, Roxy, Hazel looks like she was a blonde in her younger days, and [[spoiler: when Beth's own nefarious past is discovered, she wore her hair blonde back then too]].
6th Dec '17 6:25:03 PM DrOO7
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* BlondesAreEvil: Catherine, Roxy, Hazel looks like she was a blonde in her younger days, and [[spoiler: when Beth's own nefarious past is discovered, she wore her hair blonde back then too]].



* ClingyJealousGirl: Roxy in regards to Catherine, threatening to kill Nick if he doesn't leave Catherine alone, [[spoiler: then attempting to do so. And either Catherine or Beth to the other, depending on whose version of events regarding their college fling is true.]]

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Roxy in regards to Catherine, threatening to kill Nick if he doesn't leave Catherine alone, [[spoiler: then attempting to do so. And either Catherine or Beth is to the other, depending on whose version of events regarding their college fling is true.]]



* NotSoDifferent: When Nick asks Beth how she knows so much about Catherine [[spoiler: still unaware of their previous relationship]], Beth claims that she knows the type because she's a psychologist. Nick points out that as a ''practicing'' psychologist (Catherine majored in it in college but presumably did not pursue it further), Beth is probably even better at manipulating people.

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* NotSoDifferent: When Nick asks Beth how she knows so much about Catherine [[spoiler: still unaware of their previous relationship]], Beth claims that she knows the type because she's a psychologist. Nick points out that as a ''practicing'' psychologist (Catherine majored in it in college but presumably did not pursue it further), Beth is probably even better ''better'' at manipulating people.
26th Nov '17 6:50:32 PM DrOO7
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* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Subverted. While Catherine is hardly innocent, it's [[spoiler: entirely possible that Beth is a killer too]].


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** Catherine is believed to have been inspired by [[Film/FatalAttraction Alex Forrest]].
5th Sep '17 9:20:23 PM jormis29
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''Basic Instinct'' is a 1992 American erotic thriller/neo-noir film, directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven and written by Creator/JoeEszterhas, starring Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn and George Dzundza.

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''Basic Instinct'' is a 1992 American erotic thriller/neo-noir film, directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven and written by Creator/JoeEszterhas, starring Creator/SharonStone, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn Creator/JeanneTripplehorn and George Dzundza.
Creator/GeorgeDzundza.
24th Aug '17 11:12:23 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** [[spoiler:Nick goes after Catherine despite all the obvious hints that she's dangerous. She even flat-out ''tells him'' that she is writing a story about an AntiHero detective who falls for the wrong woman, and that the women kills the detective. Nick's partner Gus calls him out on it in-story. Nick is either about to be killed in the last scene or survives in the end is because Catherine had a last-minute change of heart about killing him (if you count the sequel as part of the same story she killed him.]]

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** [[spoiler:Nick goes after Catherine despite all the obvious hints that she's dangerous. She even flat-out ''tells him'' that she is writing a story about an AntiHero detective who falls for the wrong woman, and that the women kills the detective. Nick's partner Gus calls him out on it in-story. Nick is either about to be killed in the last scene or survives in the end is because Catherine had a last-minute change of heart about killing him (if him. If you count the sequel as part of the same story story, she killed him.]]
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