Fatal Attraction (1987)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller


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A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.


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4 February 2003 | bogdanovich
Nice, but have you seen the Original?
It always humors me a great deal when people say FATAL ATTRACTION is the quintessential sex-psycho thriller. They probably haven't seen the 1971 original version, PLAY MISTY FOR ME. That was Clint Eastwood's debut as a director and much more frightening and surprising than FA. So, if you like these kind of films and think FA is the best, do yourself a favour and go out and rent PLAY MISTY FOR ME. You'll be in for a ride!

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In a 2013 interview with CBS News, Glenn Close admitted that she would have rethought her portrayal of Alex Forrest, because of her fear that the film's popularity may have been a contributing factor towards mental health stigma. "I would read that script totally differently," Close said. "The astounding thing was that in my research for Fatal Attraction, I talked to two psychiatrists. Never did a mental disorder come up. Never did the possibility of that come up. That, of course, would be the first thing I would think of now."


Quotes

Beth Gallagher: You better get going kiddo, we're gonna be late.


Goofs

The time on the clock when Dan and Alex first make love.


Crazy Credits

Barbara Harris is sometimes credited under the name Barbara Iley. In the final credits here, under 'Party Guests,' she is credited under both names.


Alternate Versions

In the network version shown on TNT in the scene where Alex phones Dan at 2:13 a.m., there is additional dialogue between Dan and Beth after Dan hangs up the phone that is not in the theatrical/DVD version. Beth asks, "Who in the hell was that?" Dan says that it was a client calling and that this happens when you're a lawyer (being called at odd hours). Beth says that it's the middle of the night, still wondering why someone would call at 2:15 a.m. Dan justifies this by saying it's only 11:00 or so in L.A.


Soundtracks

SABINO
Written by
Ramon Rodriguez
Performed by Santiago Ceron
Courtesy of Sabroso Recording Company, Inc.

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Thriller

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,602,740 20 September 1987

Gross USA:

$156,645,693

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,145,693

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