Fatal Attraction (1987)

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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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  • Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987)

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6 August 2004 | Sean4Films
Classic Sexual Thriller
I remember watching this at the cinema with an ex-girlfriend and totally enjoying it. It then came on TV about 4 years later and I watched it again enjoying it again. Then it came on again and again and again. I decided to buy it on DVD and I enjoyed even more than the first 7 times I'd watched. It appears that whenever I watch this I like even more than I liked the time I watched it before, even though I know what happens. Anyway to make it short and snappy it's a great film with great performances, direction, ending and great DVD Features. I love the alternate ending but the one it has is the best. A Classic Sexual Thriller that looks even better than ever. **** out of *****

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Rosanna Arquette, Christine Baranski, Ellen Barkin, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Beals, Candice Bergen, Jacqueline Bisset, Kate Capshaw, Stockard Channing, Cher, Jamie Lee Curtis, Beverly D'Angelo, Geena Davis, Alison Doody, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Christine Ebersole, Morgan Fairchild, Carrie Fisher, Jennifer Grey, Melanie Griffith, Mary Gross, Farrah Fawcett, Jodie Foster, Linda Hamilton, Daryl Hannah, Goldie Hawn, Holly Hunter, Amy Irving, Olivia Newton-John, Diane Keaton, Cheryl Ladd, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kay Lenz, Heather Locklear, Amy Madigan, Madonna, Kelly McGillis, Bette Midler, Demi Moore, Lena Olin, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer O'Neill, Annette O'Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, Annie Potts, Mimi Rogers, Isabella Rossellini, Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon, Jane Seymour, Ally Sheedy, Cybill Shepherd, Helen Slater, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Meryl Streep, Kathleen Turner, Sigourney Weaver, Raquel Welch and Tuesday Weld were all considered for the role of Alex Forrest.


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


When Dan is getting dressed after having sex, Alex is still in bed and her breasts are exposed. Then the covers are up to her neck, back to the foot of the bed, and then to the side where she's once more covered.

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.


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Hideaki Shibata
Courtesy of King Record Co., Ltd.


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