Basic Instinct

Story: The suspense thriller that made Sharon Stone famous. A San Francisco police detective is attracted to a murder suspect. Controversial at time of release for unsavory depiction of lesbian lifestyle.

Scenery: Sharon Stone's white house is on Spindrift Road in the Carmel Highlands (edited to appear as if it were in Marin County). Brief scenes filmed in Carmel Valley Village, Garrapata Beach, and the Salinas Valley.


  • Director: Paul Verhoeven
  • Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone.


  • Year: 1992
  • Studio: Tri-Star/Carolco
  • Film: Color
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Panavision)
  • Sound: Dolby SR
  • Running time: 127 min.
  • Academy Awards: Nominated for musical score and editing.
  • MPAA Rating: R - explcicit sex and violence.


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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