San Francisco detective Nick Curran is investigating the murder of a once-celebrated rock star and he's made a few unsettling discoveries: a bloody ice pick, a white silk scarf tied to a bedpost and evidence of an otherwise romantic evening. As Nick digs into the case, he becomes entangled in a deadly affair involving three intriguing women, each with an unexpected motive for crime. Catherine Tramell is a fast-living novelist who's fictional murders have a strange way of coming true. Roxy is Catherine's street-wise provocative girlfriend. Dr Beth Garner is a police psychologist counselling Nick...

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

52% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Unevenly echoing the work of Alfred Hitchcock, Basic Instinct contains a star-making performance from Sharon Stone but is ultimately undone by its problematic, overly lurid plot.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Excessive whodunit is definitely not for kids.

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Drama
Released

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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