Michael Douglas stars as Nick Curran, a tough but vulnerable detective. Sharon Stone costars as Catherin Tramell, a cold, calculating, and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite. Catherine becomes a prime suspect when her boyfriend is brutally murdered -- a crime she had described in her latest novel. Obsessed with cracking the case, Nick descends into San Francisco's forbidden underground where suspicions mount, bodies fall and he finds within himself an instinct more basic than survival.
Nominated: Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, 1993 Academy Awards; Golden Palm, 1992 Cannes Film Festival; Best Performance by an Actress (Stone), Best Original Score, 1993 Golden Globes
Director Paul Verhoeven's cinematic wet dream delivers the goods, especially when Sharon Stone struts on with enough come-on carnality to singe the screen.