Basic Instinct

Continuity mistake: When Nick and Gus are waiting for Catherine to get changed, out of the corner of his eye, Nick sees Catherine step, naked, into a white dress, then, again, she steps into the same dress.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Michael Douglas pulls his car in front of Jonny Boz' house after the initial murder scene policemen on the far corner can be seen directing traffic away from the movie set, at the top of the hill. (00:04:10)

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Factual error: The road where the cops drive on their way back from the beach - where we see San Francisco in the background - is a dead end. It does not lead to Stinson Beach.

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Continuity mistake: As Sharon Stone sits through questioning, the retractable light on the right of the camera is moved to the side toward the end of the scene without anyone going near it. (00:28:40)

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Continuity mistake: In an overhead shot back at her house, Sharon Stone walks away from her pool towards her car which is in total shade. In the next shot as she gets in the car she's in sunlight. (00:39:35)

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Continuity mistake: In his office, Michael Douglas looks up Hazel Dobkins' name on the police computer. Gus Moran comes in to speak to him and the pencils in the pencil holder move between shots without anyone going near them. (00:45:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene of the movie Sharon Stone holds the end of her white silk scarf in her right-hand. In the next shot the end of the scarf is draped over her right hand. (00:03:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Rocky and Nick are talking in the bathroom you can see Nick's back in the mirror - he has two nasty looking scratched up areas of bare skin on his back - then when he turns and returns to the bedroom you can see that he now only has a couple of superficial marks.

Revealing mistake: Michael Douglas almost has a head-on collision with a bus as he chases Sharon Stone down the highway. If you look closely as he slams on his brakes, there are many skid marks in that exact same spot in the road from previous takes. (00:41:05)

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Continuity mistake: At his apartment Michael Douglas takes his sunglasses off and puts them down on the counter where Sharon Stone later breaks up a big hunk of ice for their drinks. The glasses rotate 45 degrees throughout the scene without anyone going near them. (01:04:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Michael Douglas pulls his car in front of Jonny Boz' house after the initial murder we hear him come to a screeching halt. If you look closely, perfect tire skid marks can be seen in the exact same spot on the road in front of his police car before it comes to a stop. (00:04:15)

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Nick: So where is this going?
Catherine: Ask me "What do you want from me Catherine?"
Nick: What the fuck do you want from Catherine?

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Trivia: Director Paul Verhoeven actually has a PhD in mathematics. He received it back in the 1960's in Holland. He left the field and became a film director. (From Director's commentary on "Basic Instinct: The Original Director's Cut".).

Luna Negra

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Question: Why did Catherine target Nick? I know he's a big douchebag, but that can't be the only reason right? Was it to get revenge against Beth for once and all for leaving her?

Answer: Because she's insane? And very ill. And dangerous. A pure bred psychopath. She got off screwing with him, his head. She has a degree in effing with you. Beth was just a bonus. Unlucky. Collateral damage. Unfortunate. Catherine was, is a clinical psychopath. She had no reason. Or it was fun for her. She was one twisted broad. An evil dame. (IMHO).

Alan Keddie

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