Basic Instinct


2h 12m 1991

Brief Synopsis

When a cop's search for a ruthless killer leads him to wealthy and seductive author, his involvement turns personal, and he must balance their affair with the mounting evidence against her.

Film Details

Also Known As
Basic Instinct - iskallt begär
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Action
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Erotic
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Mauriece Jacks Jr.
Distribution Company
Request TV/TriStar Pictures
Location
Stinson Beach, Marin County, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Monterey, California, USA; Carmel, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Synopsis

When a cop's search for a ruthless killer leads him to wealthy and seductive author, his involvement turns personal, and he must balance their affair with the mounting evidence against her.

Crew

Steve Adcock

Assistant Camera Operator

Homer G Albin

Driver

Robin Allen

Set Production Assistant

Henry Alvarez

Visual Effects

John Anderson

Driver

Miles Anderson

Electrician

Richard Anderson

Construction

James M Arnett

Stunt Coordinator

James M Arnett

Unit Director

Seth Arnett

Stunt Player

David A Arnold

Dialogue Editor

Tim August

Assistant Production Coordinator

Paul E Avery

Electrician

Robert J Babin

Dolly Grip

James F Baldwin

Location Scout

Sharon Barnebey

Construction

Roy Barnes

Assistant Art Director

Jeff Barry

Song

Ron Bartlett

Sound Effects Editor

Mark Bates

Construction

Bill Beasley

Associate Producer

Bill Beasley

Unit Production Manager

Scotney Beatty

Location Assistant

Michael Becker

Costumes

Steve Berger

Set Designer

James Bergmann

Construction

Sandy Berumen

Stand-In

Janeen Best

Stunt Player

Dean Beville

Foley Editor

John Bickford

Dailies

Mark Billerman

Art Director

Peggy Biocini

Script Supervisor

Hans Bjerno

Camera Equipment

Jonathan Bobbitt

Swing Gang

Harry Bode

Driver

Bruce Botnick

Music

Rob Bottin

Special Makeup Effects

Rob Bottin

Special Effects

Judith Bouley

Casting

Nicole Boxer

Production Assistant

Janet Brady

Stunt Man

Derek G Brechin

Assistant Editor

Daniel Briggs

Transportation Co-Captain

John W Brilhante

Other

Richard Brodsky

Set Production Assistant

Bart Brown

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bart Brown

Music

Randy Burke

Transportation Coordinator

Allen Burry

Other

Bob Butynkowski

Color Timer

Rocky Capella

Stunt Player

Lois Carruth

Assistant

Art Casey

Driver

Steve Chambers

Stunt Player

Chris Chichotka

Foreman

Catherine Childers

Makeup

David Childers

Key Grip

James Clark

Visual Effects

Jennifer Clinard

Other

Richard Clot

Construction Coordinator

Chuck Conn

Driver

Michael Coo

Key Grip

Raymond Cooper

Construction

Nancy E Cox

Set Production Assistant

Bill Cruse

Consultant

Frank Cunha

Craft Service

Louis D'esposito

Assistant Director

Louis D'esposito

Associate Producer

Jim Davidson

Production Accountant

Mike Davis

Driver

Jan De Bont

Dp/Cinematographer

Jan De Bont

Director Of Photography

Laura De'atley

Makeup

Rosemary Decicco

Construction

Noori Dehnahi

Post-Production Coordinator

Carlos Delarios

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mike Deluna

Stunt Player

Michael Dennison

Costume Supervisor

Peter Depalma

Assistant

Justin Derosa

Stunt Player

Christopher Desmond

Medic

Bernard Dethiers

Production Assistant

Tim Dickenson

Driver

Craig Dietrich

Other

Martin Dindia

Driver

Tom Dragna

Driver

Susan Dudeck

Dialogue Editor

John Dunn

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Edmond

Medic

Lynn Ehrensperger

Other

Robin Eickman

Assistant

Joseph G Emanuele

Electrician

Gary Epper

Stunt Player

Jon Epstein

Stunt Player

Don Estes

Grip

Joe Eszterhas

Screenplay

Donna Evans Merlo

Stand-In

Fernando Favila

Visual Effects

Gunnar Ferdinandsen

Visual Effects

Mike Ferris

Dp/Cinematographer

Mike Ferris

Director Of Photography

Howard Feuer

Casting

Jaclyn Fink

Casting Associate

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Donald Flick

Sound Effects Editor

Judee Flick

Foley Editor

Stephen Hunter Flick

Sound Effects Editor

Kelly Flood

Grip

Heide Foley

Production Assistant

Jon Fordham

Production Assistant

Nancy Foreman

Wardrobe

Keith Forster

Assistant

John Frazier

Special Effects Coordinator

B J Fredrickson

Scenic Artist

Scot Gaal

Electrician

Barbara Gandolfo-frady

Adr

Paul Gerhardt

Location Scout

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Recordist

Richard Girod

Other

William L Girod

Other

Robin Glenn

Music Coordinator

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

Joseph A Graham

Dolly Grip

Jeffrey Greeley

Assistant Camera Operator

Marian Green

Stunt Player

Doug Greenfield

Consultant

Susan Griffin

Location Manager

Mike Grinnau

Driver

Diana Guidara

Swing Gang

Virginia G Hadfield

Hair Stylist

Christopher Hager

Grip

Ken Hall

Music Editor

Michael Hamm

Location Assistant

David Harman

Driver

Suzanne Hayden

Casting Associate

Tom Hayden

Casting Associate

Jay Haymaker

Driver

Scott Hecker

Dialogue Editor

Nettie Heffner

Production Assistant

Frank Helbig

Electrician

Don L Henderson

Grip

Augustin Hernandez Jr.

Construction

Mike Hernandez

Sound

Stephen Hessel

Art Assistant

Karen Higgens

Foreman

Singh Ho

Caterer

Montogomery Hom

Location Assistant

Deborah Hopper

Costume Supervisor

Thomas J Huff

Stunt Player

Francis O Hughes

Grip

Cindy Ickhikawa

Set Production Assistant

Catherine Isakson

Production Assistant

Mauriece Jacks Jr.

Cable Operator

Eric Jewett

Assistant Director

Ken J Johnson

Sound Effects

Christine A Johnston

Production Coordinator

Mario Kassar

Executive Producer

Mike Kaufman

Projectionist

Daniel Kelly

Foreman

Maria Kelly

Stunt Player

Douglas Kent

Sound Editor

Gary Kieldrup

Assistant Property Master

Barry Kiesselstein-cord

Acknowledgment

Joe Killian

Driver

Steve Kissick

Construction

Michael J Kohut

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

Steve Koster

Camera Equipment

Leslie J Kovacs

Gaffer

Anne Kuljian

Set Decorator

Douglas Kunin

Editorial Production Assistant

Peter Kuran

Other

Bill Landrum

Choreographer

Jacqui Landrum

Choreographer

Amanda Lawford

Location Manager

Paul Leblanc

Hair Stylist

Jeff Ledbetter

Accounting Assistant

Mary Ellen Leonard

Assistant Set Dresser

William Leslie

Grip

Kate Levine

Production Assistant

Mark Lewis

Grip

Ken Liebenson

Song

Teressa Longo

Assistant Editor

John Loveless

Driver

David Lowery

Visual Effects

Seann Maccaul

Foreman

John Malvino

Assistant Camera Operator

James Marett

Driver

Kim Marks

Camera Operator

Terence Marsh

Production Designer

Alan Marshall

Producer

Bradley T Martinez

Swing Gang

J. Steven Matzinger

Assistant Camera Operator

Stan Mcclain

Camera Operator

Larry Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

Catherine M Mcdonald

Set Production Assistant

Stacey S Mcintosh

Construction Coordinator

Steve Mclaughlin

Driver

Benny Mcnulty

Best Boy

Augustine Mendez Jr.

Foreman

Film Details

Also Known As
Basic Instinct - iskallt begär
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Action
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Erotic
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Mauriece Jacks Jr.
Distribution Company
Request TV/TriStar Pictures
Location
Stinson Beach, Marin County, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Monterey, California, USA; Carmel, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Award Nominations

Best Editing

1992
Frank J Urioste

Best Score

1992

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States June 2001

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.

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 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