Basic Instinct (film)

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Basic Instinct is a 1991 film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas. When released the film was highly successful, being one the highest grossing films of the 1990s.

A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger. Taglines

Nick Curran

  • [To Beth] Now, will you tell I.A. I'm just your average, healthy, totally fucked up cop and let me out of here... please?
  • [To Roxy] Let me ask you something, Rocky, man to man. I think she's the fuck of the century. What do you think?

Catherine Tramell

  • You're gonna make a terrific character, Nick.
  • [To Nick] Killing isn't like smoking. You can quit.

Gus Moran

  • [To Nick] Well, she got that magna cum laude pussy on her that done fried up your brain!

Dr. Beth Garner

  • [Talking to Nick about Catherine] She's evil! She's brilliant!
  • [Nick finds out that Beth and Catherine had slept together in college] What was I supposed to say? "Hey guys, I'm not gay, but I did fuck your suspect"?

Dialogue

[first lines]
Gus Moran: Who was this fucking guy?
Nick Curran: Rock and Roll, Gus. Johnny Boz.
Gus Moran: Never heard of him.
Nick Curran: Before your time, cowboy. Hey, Ronny! Where they hiding?
Ronny: Upstairs, to the right.
Nick Curran: Mid Sixties, he had five or six hits. Got a club down in Fillmore now.
Gus Moran: Not now, he don't.

Andrews: There's cum stains all over the sheets.
Nick Curran: Very impressive.
Gus Moran: He got off before he got offed.

Gus Moran: I thought he was a rock and roll star.
Lt. Walker: He was a retired rock and roll star.
Capt. Talcott: A civic-minded, very respectable rock and roll star.
Gus Moran: Then, what's that over there?
Nick Moran: Looks like civic-minded, very respectable cocaine.

Catherine Tramell: So, how did he die?
Gus Moran: He was murdered.
Catherine Tramell: Obviously. How was he murdered?
Nick Curran: With an ice pick.

Nick Curran: How long were you dating him?
Catherine Tramell: I wasn't dating him. I was fucking him.
Nick Curran: What are you, a pro?
Catherine Tramell: No, I'm an amateur.

Nick Curran: Let me ask you something, Miss Tramell. Are you sorry he's dead?
Catherine Tramell: Yeah. I liked fucking him.

Nick Curran: What's your new book about?
Catherine Tramell: A detective. He falls for the wrong woman.
Nick Curran: What happens?
Catherine Tramell: She kills him.

John Correli: There's no smoking in this building, Miss Tramell.
Catherine Tramell: What are you gonna do? Charge me with smoking?

John Correli: You ever engaged in any sadomasochistic activity?
Catherine Tramell: Exactly what did you have in mind, Mr. Corelli?

John Correli: Did you kill Mr. Boz, Miss Tramell?
Catherine Tramell: I'd have to be pretty stupid to write a book about killing and then kill somebody the way I described it in my book. I'd be announcing myself as the killer. I'm not stupid.

Gus Moran: Did you ever use drugs with Mr. Boz?
Catherine Tramell: Sure.
Gus Moran: What kind of drugs?
Catherine Tramell: Cocaine. Have you ever fucked on cocaine, Nick?
[Catherine Tramell uncrosses her legs and it can be seen she's wearing no underwear]
Catherine Tramell: It's nice.
Nick Curran: You like playing games, don't you?
Catherine Tramell: I have a degree in psychology, it goes with the turf... Games are fun.

[Nick just had rough sex with Beth]
Dr. Beth Garner: You've never been like that before. Why?
Nick Curran: You tell me, you're the shrink.
Dr. Beth Garner: You weren't making love to me.
Nick Curran: Who was I making love to?
Dr. Beth Garner: You weren't making love.

Catherine Tramell: How does it feel to kill someone?
Nick Curran: You tell me.
Catherine Tramell: I don't know, but you do.

Catherine Tramell: My friends call me Catherine.
Nick Curran: What did Manny Vasquez call you?
Catherine Tramell: "Bitch," mostly. But he meant it affectionately.

Catherine Tramell: Do you have any coke? I just love coke with Jack Daniels.
Nick Curran: I have a Pepsi in the fridge.
Catherine Tramell: But it's not really the same thing. Now, is it?
Nick Curran: No, it's not.

Gus Moran: Everybody she plays with dies.
Nick Curran: I know what that's like.

Catherine Tramell: I'm not going to confess all my secrets just because I have an orgasm. You won't learn anything I don't want you to know.
Nick Curran: Yes, I will. Then I'll nail you.
Catherine Tramell: Nah. You'll just fall in love with me.
Nick Curran: I'm in love with you already. But I'll nail you anyway. You can put that in your book.

Gus Moran: Where the fuck you been? I've been over to your place.
Nick Curran: Easy, cowboy, easy. I wasn't there.
Gus Moran: I went over last night, too.
Nick Curran: Well, I wasn't there either.
Gus Moran: You fucked her! Goddamn dumb sonofabitch! You fucked her! Goddamn, you are one dumb sonofabitch!

Psychologist: Nick, when you recollect your childhood, are your recollections pleasing to you?
Nick Curran: Number 1, I don't remember how often I used to jerk off, but it was a lot. Number 2, I wasn't pissed off at my dad, even when I was old enough to know what he and mom were doing in the bedroom. Number 3, I don't look in the toilet before I flush it. Number 4, I haven't wet my bed for a long time. Number 5, why don't the two of you go fuck yourselves. I'm outta here.

Catherine Tramell: I finished my book.
Nick Curran: So how does it end?
Catherine Tramell: I told you. She kills him. Good-bye, Nick.
Nick Curran: Good-bye?
Catherine Tramell: Yeah. I finished my book. Didn't you hear me? Your character's dead. Good-bye. What do you want? Flowers? I'll send you an autographed copy.
Nick Curran: What is this, some kind of joke!?

[last lines]
Catherine Tramell: What do we do now, Nick?
Nick Curran: Fuck like minxs, raise rug rats, live happily ever after.
Catherine Tramell: I hate rug rats.
Nick Curran: Fuck like minxs, forget the rug rats, and live happily ever after.

Taglines

  • A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger.
  • Flesh seduces. Passion kills.

Major cast

See also

External links

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