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When a very married New York lawyer is seduced by a beautiful blonde associate, the one-night stand leads to terror as she continues to pursue the relationship. She begins to threaten his family and home with possessive, violent acts. An expertly made, manipulative thriller; one of the most hotly discussed films of the 1980s. A successful change of role for Close as the sexy, scorned, and deadly other woman. Also available in a special "director's series" edition, featuring Lyne's original, controversial ending.

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Available on Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, Amusement Parks, Sex & Sexuality, Marriage, Yuppie Nightmares, Torrid Love Scenes, Contemporary Noir, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Trapped with a Killer!, Top Grossing Films of 1987, Stalked!, Adultery, New York, New York, Obsessive Love, Crimes of Passion, Elevators, Rabbits
James Dearden
Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Hamilton-Latzen, Ellen Foley, Fred Gwynne, Meg Mundy, J.J. Johnston
Howard Atherton
Adrian Lyne
Maurice Jarre
Paramount Pictures

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Fatal Attraction
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This movie is suspenseful. I thought it was a good movie. Alex is psycho and crazy! It’s about a guy named Dan who has an affair with his coworker Alex. Dan doesn’t want anything serious between the two but Alex thinks otherwise. She will do whatever it takes to make Dan hers and to keep it that way. Alex becomes violent, manipulative and starts to threaten Dan’s family. Dan has to figure out how to stop Alex before she does some serious damage to herself and others.

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Fatal Attraction came out in 1987 and has a total running time of 120 minutes. Michael Douglas (as Dan Gallagher) and Glenn Close (as Alex Forrest) star in this thriller/drama. New York lawyer Dan Callagher has a one-night stand with his beautiful associate Alex while his wife and child are away for the weekend. Alex has a hard time letting go of Dan and wants more than just a one-night stand. She wants him all to herself and wont stop until she gets what she wants. Fatal Attraction was a hit when it came out and was nominated for six Oscars.