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Basic Instinct(1991)

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  • Released in United States June 2001
  • Released in United States May 1992
  • Released in United States October 1991
  • Released in United States on Video October 14, 1992
  • Released in United States Spring March 20, 1992
  • Re-released in United States on Video April 7, 1993
  • Shown at American Film Market (AFM) II in Santa Monica October 21-27, 1991.
  • Shown at Cannes Film Festival (opening night) May 7-18, 1992.
  • The second installment in screenwriter Joe Eszterhas's trilogy of thrillers set in San Francisco. The others are "Jagged Edge" (USA/1985) and "Jade" (USA/1995). Rights to Eszterhas's screenplay were sold for a reported $3 million.
  • Began shooting April 5, 1991.
  • Completed shooting August 10, 1991.
  • Gay organizations protested the film during production claiming it "contains violent portrayals of lesbians and reinforces negative images."
  • Released in United States Spring March 20, 1992
  • Re-released in United States on Video April 7, 1993 (director's cut)
  • Released in United States May 1992 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (opening night) May 7-18, 1992.)
  • Released in United States June 2001 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "You Asked For It: The Films of Paul Verhoeven" June 21-30, 2001.)
  • Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) II in Santa Monica October 21-27, 1991.)
  • Released in United States on Video October 14, 1992