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BODY OF EVIDENCE

"Have you ever seen animals make love Frank? It's intense!"


Production

US working title: Deadly Evidence
Directed by
: Uli Edel
Written by: Brad Mirman
Produced by: Dino De Laurentiis, Mel Dellar, Stephen Deutsch, Bernd Eichinger, Melinda Jason & Hermann Weigel
Production company: De Laurentiis
Location: Olympia, Washington (US) & Portland, Oregon (US)
Date of filming: 1992
Budget: $ 30 million

Cast

Madonna
Michael Forest
Joe Mantegna
Charles Hallahan
Mark Rolston
Richard Riehle
D. Scot Douglas
Mario DePriest
John DeLay
Ross Huffman-Kerr
Anne Archer
Willem Dafoe
Mark C. Vincent
Frank Roberts
Julianne Moore
Aaron Corcoran
Timi Prulhiere
Corey Brunish
Stan Shaw
Jeff Perry
John Davis Chandler
Lillian Lehman
Peter Paul Eastman
Jürgen Prochnow
Bryan Clark
Frank Langella
Rebecca Carlson
Andrew Marsh
Robert Garrett
Dr. McCurdy
Detective Reese
Detective Griffin
Printman
Technician
2nd Technician
Photographer
Joanne Braslow
Frank Dulaney
Male Reporter
Minister
Sharon Dulaney
Michael Dulaney
Waitress
Jamie
Charles Biggs
Gabe
Dr. Novaro
Judge Burnham
Jury Foreman
Doctor Alan Paley
Clerk
Jeffrey Roston

Soundtrack

Body Of Evidence - Soundtrack

Original Music by: Graeme Revell
The soundtrack doesn't contain any songs by Madonna.

Warren Hill - The Passion Theme

Release

Body Of Evidence - click to enlarge Released as: Body Of Evidence
Released in theatres: Jan. 15th, 1993 (US)
Released on DVD: Jan. 1st, 1999 (Europe)
Runtime: 101 minutes
Genre: Erotic thriller
MPAA rating: R
Box office: $ 13.8 million (US)

Synopsis

A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer. (source: IMDB)

Rating

Critics were very harsh for Madonna's performance in this movie. And yes, there are indeed some scenes which aren't exactly great acting. The film tried to steal some of the success of Basic Instinct, but giving it a different approach with the S&M aspect. In her defence, she seemed confident in this role. Only few months after the release of the Sex book, this S&M dominatrix role suited her. Personally, I'd have cast someone sexier than Dafoe, it probably would've caused better chemistry. Still, I did enjoy some parts of the movie. At least it's not her worst acting effort. 6,5/10

Awards

1993 International Fantasy Film Award: nomination for 'Best Film'

1993 MTV Movie Awards: nomination for 'Most Desirable Female' (Madonna)

1993 Razzie Awards: award for 'Worst Actress' (Madonna)
1993 Razzie Awards: nomination for 'Worst Actor' (Willem Dafoe)
1993 Razzie Awards: nomination for 'Worst Director' (Uli Edel)
1993 Razzie Awards: nomination for 'Worst Picture' (Dino De Laurentiis)
1993 Razzie Awards: nomination for 'Worst Screenplay' (Brad Mirman)
1993 Razzie Awards: nomination for 'Worst Supporting Actress' (Anne Archer)

Pictures

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