9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Mickey Rourke John
Kim Basinger Elizabeth
Margaret Whitton Molly
David Margulies Harvey
Christine Baranski Thea
Karen Young Sue
William De Acutis Ted
Dwight Weist Farnsworth
Roderick Cook Sinclair
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Adrian Lyne
Producer Anthony Rufus Isaacs; Zalman King; Mark Damon
Writer Sarah Kernochan; Zalman King
Studio Warner Bros.; MGM/UA
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 1 hr 57 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Frequently given short shrift as a blue movie (which it is) and as mindless (which it isn't), director Adrian Lyne's follow-up to Flashdance (insert own joke here) is a thoughtful, smutty film about a bad sexual relationship. It follows the two-month affair between Elizabeth, an art-gallery dealer, and John, a Wall Street exec. The relationship spirals downward into raunchier sex (filmed, by the way, quite nicely) but principally is about two adults doing adult things but not acting anything like real adults. Attempts at actual human connection, about the longing to be "good," are present here and make this an above-average erotic film. Rourke is just honing his scumbag, bad-boy persona; but it doesn't overwhelm. Lots and lots of Kim Basinger. --Keith Simanton
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Index 190
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (1.66:1)
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 012569505421
Chapters 28
Release Date 11/14/00
Subtitles French; English; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]