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Body of Evidence (1992)

A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him.

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Uli Edel

Writer:

Brad Mirman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madonna ... Rebecca Carlson
Michael Forest ... Andrew Marsh
Joe Mantegna ... Robert Garrett
Charles Hallahan ... Dr. McCurdy
Mark Rolston ... Detective Reese
Richard Riehle ... Detective Griffin
D. Scot Douglas D. Scot Douglas ... Printman
Mario DePriest Mario DePriest ... Technician
John DeLay John DeLay ... 2nd Technician
Ross Huffman-Kerr Ross Huffman-Kerr ... Photographer
Anne Archer ... Joanne Braslow
Willem Dafoe ... Frank Dulaney
Mark C. Vincent Mark C. Vincent ... Male Reporter
Frank Roberts Frank Roberts ... Minister
Julianne Moore ... Sharon Dulaney
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Storyline

A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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An act of love, or an act of murder? See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Body of Evidence See more »

Filming Locations:

Olympia, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,365,429, 18 January 1993

Gross USA:

$13,273,595

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,273,595
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gabriel Byrne was considered for the role of Frank Dulaney. See more »

Goofs

The second time Dr. Paley gives testimony, Frank asks him why he did not reveal previously that he had dated Rebecca. However, unless Frank's client had chosen not to inform her lawyer about information that was vital to her own defense, then Frank knew about the relationship too, and he chose not to reveal it, either. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Carlson: It gets easier, doesn't it Frank?
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Alternate Versions

The UK video, claimed on the box to be "the full uncut version" shows slightly more graphic footage of the sex scenes than the version featured on the UK region 2 DVDs, as well as American R-rated DVD versions and unrated DVD versions. This is noticeable in the scene where the police "investigators" watch the video tape playing in Andrew Marsh's bedroom after his untimely death and when Rebecca Carlson and Frank Dulaney get personal as well professional for the first time. See more »

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who cares if its a basic intincts rip-off!
4 October 2001 | by vasili82See all my reviews

Who cares if 'Body of Evidence' is a so-called 'Basic Instincts' rip-off, and the plot is a bit bogus? It's escapism, so I say to all the critics just chill a bit and lay off this movie. Madonna is simply stunning in it and as an enormous fan of hers [practically in anything she endeavours], I cannot believe it took me until 2001 to watch this movie. I guess I was sucked in to believe it was worst than it actually turned out to be. I can say that, whilst this movie is not Oscar-material, it was enjoyable, sexy and intriguing. Why people take it so seriously is beyond me. I firmly believe it was too harshly criticised. I was pleasently surprised. Sure, Madonna has a long way to go before she is considered a serious actress and perfects her craft, but she fit perfectly into this femme-fatal role and is very convincing. She is a better actress than people give her credit for!


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