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Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

Country of Origin: Germany/Spain/UK/USA
Year of Production: 2005
Running Times: 114 mins
Length:
Format: Super 35mm (anamorphic)
Colour Format: colour
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital; DTS; SDDS


DIRECTION

Director: Michael Caton-Jones


CREW

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: C-2 Pictures/IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG/Intermedia Films/Kanzaman S.A./MGM
Executive Producers: Denise O'Dell, Mark Albela, Volker Schauz
Studio Executive: Ollie Madden
Producers: Andrew G. Vajna, Joel B. Michaels, Mario Kassar, Moritz Borman
Line Producers For IMF: Dan Maag, Philip Schulz-Deyle
Associate Producer: James Middleton
Production Supervisor: Janine Modder
Unit Manager: Charlie Somers
Production Coordinator: Siobhan Lyons
Production Coordinator For IMF: Fabian Frohne
Assistant Production Coordinator: Jake Bogert

SCRIPT
Script: Leora Barish, Henry Bean
Characters: Joe Eszterhas

DIRECTION
2nd Unit Director: Shaun O'Dell
1st Assistant Director: Mark Goddard
2nd Assistant Director: Paul Morris
Co-2nd Assistant Director: Alex Streeter
2nd Unit 2nd Assistant Director: David Cain
2nd Unit 3rd Assistant Director: Fraser Fennell-Ball
Additional 3rd Assistant Directors: Adam Coop, Rosie Newall
Crowd 3rd Assistant Directors: Alex Kaye-Besley, Henry Forsyth
Script Supervisor: Pat Rambaut

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Gyula Pados
2nd Unit Director of Photography: Shaun O'Dell
Aerial Director of Photography: John Marzano
Camera Operator: Gary Spratling
2nd Unit Camera Operator: George Richmond
Underwater Camera Operator: Mike Valentine
2nd Unit 1st Assistant A Camera: Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond
Aerial Unit 1st Assistant Camera: J. Glyn Williams
Underwater 1st Assistant Camera: Dean Morrish
2nd Assistant A Camera: Iain Mackay
2nd Assistant B Camera: Toby Eedy
Assistant Camera: Carlos De Carvalho, Rawdon Hayne
Underwater Unit Assistant Camera: Daniel Edwards
Camera Trainees: Alessandra Sangermano, Ang Richards
Electrician: Lee Eldred
Key Grip: Bill Geddes
2nd Unit Key Grip: Jimmy Walters
Camera Grip: Gary Hutchings
2nd Unit Camera Grip: David Maund
Stills: Jaap Buitendijk
Additional Stills: Bill Kaye
Video Assist Operator: Demetri Jagger
Lighting: Lee Lighting Ltd
Camera Equipment Provided By: Panavision UK

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editors: Istvan Kiraly, John Scott
Assistant Editors: Paul Elman, Tom Harrison-Read
Post Production Supervisor: Jeanette Haley
Post Production Coordinator: Siobhan Boyes
Additional Colourist: Adam Inglis
Negative Cutters: Mark Wright, Cutting Edge
Post Production Runner: Hugo Fowler

MUSIC
Music: John Murphy; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Violin Concerto no.5: Tempo di menuetto)
Theme From Basic Instinct: Jerry Goldsmith
Orchestrators: Matt Dunkley, Stephen Coleman
Conductor: Matt Dunkley
Violin Solo: Rolf Wilson (Violin Concerto no.5: Tempo di menuetto)
Score Producer: John Murphy
Additional Score Engineering: Brent Arrowood, Tyler Barton
Music Editor: Michael Higham

SOUND
Production Sound Mixer: Rosie Straker
Sound Mixer: Ed Colyer
Boom Operator: Chris Gurney
Sound: David Tyler, Glen Gathard
Additional Sound Designers: Brent Arrowood, Tyler Barton
Sound Re-Recording Mixers: Chris Burdon, Paul Massey
Supervising Sound Editor: Martin Evans
Sound Editors: Paul Apted, Robin Quinn
ADR Mixer: Peter Gleaves
Dialogue / ADR Editor: Daniel Laurie
Utility Sound: Chris Atkinson

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Make Up: Charmaine Fuller, Nuria Mbomio
Make Up For Sharon Stone: Tricia Sawyer
Hair: Nuria Mbomio
Costume Designer: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Costume Supervisor: Annie Crawford

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects Floor Supervisor: Dave Eltham

VISUAL EFFECTS
Visual Effects Supervisor: Mark Nelmes
Visual Effects Producer: Charles Howell
Systems Engineers: Dave Robinson, Stephen Willey
Blue And Green Screen Supplied By: Chromakey-Hire.Com
Computer aDigital Intermediate and Titles: Framestore CFCnd Video Playback: Compuhire Ltd

Framestore CFC
Executive Producer: Jan Hogevold
Senior Producer: Claire McGrane
Producer: Sarah Micallef
Digital Paint & Roto Artist: Jeremy Sawyer
Digital Cleanup Supervisor: Annabel Wright
Digital Cleanup: Aaron Lear, Nick Stanley
Digital Cleanup Artists: Adam Hawkes, Lyndall Spagnoletti, Oliver Deen, Stuart Nippard
Colourist: Adam Glasman
Additional Colourist: Adam Inglis
Digital Matte Painter: Nathan Hughes
Digital Compositor: Alberto Montañés
Senior Titles Compositor: Christian Manz
Data Operators: Charlie Habanananda, Maria Michalopoulou
Digital Grading Assistant: Brian Krijgsman
Film Editorial: Gavin Round
Scanning and Recording Manager: Andy Burrow
Scanning and Recording: Jason Burnett, Joe Godfrey, Paul Doogan
Film Recording Supervisor: Dan Perry
Film Mastering Engineer: Alistair Hamer
Film Mastering Assistant: Kevin Lowery

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer: Norman Garwood
Supervising Art Director: Chris Lowe
Art Directors: James Foster, Paul Inglis
Assistant Art Director: Dean Clegg
Standby Art Director: Peter James
Set Decorator: Maggie Gray
Prop Buyer/Assistant Decorator: Kate Venner
Property Master: Bruce Bigg
Standby Propman: Simon Wilkinson
Construction Manager: John Bohan
Scenic Artist: Robert J. Dugdale
Sculptor: Keith Short
Drapes Master: Graham Caulfield
Graphic Designer: Carol Kupisz
Junior Draughtsman: Sandra Phillips
Storyboard Artists: Douglas Ingram, Tracey Wilson

OTHER CREW
Production Accountant: Jane Trower
Financial Controller: Alistair Thompson
Assistant Accountants: Hayley Lyon, Liam French Robinson, Maggie Murray
Production Assistant: Matthew Lee
Assistant To Andrew G. Vajna: Aaron Wiener
Assistant To Producer: Heather Noble
Assistant To Director: Justine Redfern
Assistant to David Morrissey: Adrian Lenagan
Transportation Coordinator: Gerry Turner
Action Vehicle Coordinator: Guy Bostock
Driver: Colin Simmons
Camera Helicopter Pilot: Marc Wolff
Production Runner: Adam Byles
Set Runners: Daisy Caton-Jones, David Higgs
2nd Unit Floor Runners: Ben Broadbridge, Natalie Kavanagh
Additional Floor Runner: Graham Cox
Completion Bond Representative: Michael J. Harker
Projectionist at Mr Youngs Preview Theatre: Derry Neilan
Unit Nurse: Natasha Hook
Unit Publicity / International Publicity: DDA Public Relations
Firearms: Perdix Firearms Ltd

LOCATIONS
Locations: Berwick Street, Soho, London, England, UK; Freemason's Hall, Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, England, UK; Heron Quays, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London, England, UK; Limehouse Link Tunnel, Limehouse, London, England, UK; Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London, England, UK; Royal Holloway College, Egham, Surrey, England, UK; The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London, England, UK
Studio: Pinewood Shepperton Studios, England, UK
Location Coordinator: Paul Langford

STUNTS
Stunt Coordinator: Mark Henson
Stunts: Paul Kennington, Nicola Berwick, Charles Jarman

CASTING
Casting: Karen Lindsay-Stewart
Extras Casting: Casting Collective; SA19 Lt
Casting Associate: Carolyn McLeod
ADR Voice Casting: Brendan Donnison


CAST

Sharon Stone (Catherine Tramell)
David Morrissey (Dr Michael Glass)
Charlotte Rampling (Dr Milena Gardosh)
David Thewlis (Detective Superintendent Roy Washburn)
Hugh Dancy (Adam Towers)
Stan Collymore (Kevin Franks)
Neil Maskell (Detective Ferguson)
Jan Chappell (solicitor)
Terence Harvey (Henry Rose)
Ellen Thomas (prosecutor)
Mark Sangster (court reporter #1)
Tim Berrington (court reporter #2)
Indira Varma (Denise Glass)
Heathcote Williams (Dr Jakob Gerst)
Flora Montgomery (Michelle Broadwin)
Kata Dobó (Magda)
Iain Robertson (Peter Ristedes)
Charlie Simpson (David Bard)
Danielle Lydon (Susan Bard)
Christopher Brand (angry patient)
Charlotte Purton (snuffly patient)
Adam Allfrey (skinhead)
Vee Vimolmal (Thai prostitute)
Simon Lenagan (big man in bar)
Clair Tebbut (big man's wife)
Aisling O'Neill (screaming woman)

Stand In For Sharon Stone: Clair Chrysler
Stand-In: Steve Morphew


PLOT SUMMARY

Novelist / serial killer Catherine Trammell is now in London and under investigation after her football player boyfriend is killed in a freak traffic accident. Police psychologist Dr Michael Glass is brought in to assess her mental state but he soon falls under her twisted spell...


AVAILABILITY

Argentina
Theatrical Distributors: Buena Vista International

Australia
Theatrical Distributors: 20th Century Fox Australia

Brazil
Theatrical Distributors: Buena Vista International

Czech Republic
Theatrical Distributors: Intersonic

France
Theatrical Distributors: Océan Films

Germany
Theatrical Distributors: Constantin Film
DVD Distributors: Highlight Film

Italy
Theatrical Distributors: Warner Bros.

Netherlands
Theatrical Distributors: Independent Films

Philippines
Theatrical Distributors: Pioneer Films

Russia
Theatrical Distributors: Paradise Group

Singapore
Theatrical Distributors: Encore Films/Golden Village Entertainment

Spain
Theatrical Distributors: Araba Films/UIP

Switzerland
Theatrical Distributors: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group

Taiwan
Theatrical Distributors: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

USA
Theatrical Distributors: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment
DVD Distributors: Sony Pictures


CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Argentina
Rating: 16

Australia
Rating: MA

Brazil
Rating: 18

Finland
Rating: K-15

France
Rating: -12

Germany
Rating: 16

Hong Kong
Rating: IIB (with cuts); III (uncut)

Hungary
Rating: 18

India
Rating: A

Ireland
Rating: 18

Italy
Rating: T

Netherlands
Rating: 16

New Zealand
Rating: R18

Norway
Rating: 15

Portugal
Rating: M/16

Singapore
Rating: R21 (with cuts)

South Korea
Rating: 18

Sweden
Rating: 15

Switzerland
Rating: 16

UK
Rating: 18

USA
Rating: R (with cuts - for strong sexuality, nudity, violence, language and some drug content)


TIMELINE

2005
April

18: UK - filming begins

2006
March

21: Spain - theatrical premiere
29: France, Philippines, Poland, Switzerland (French speaking region) - theatrical release
30: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, South Korea - theatrical release
31: Bulgaria, Iceland, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA - theatrical release

April
5: Belgium - theatrical release
6: Hungary, Slovakia - theatrical release
7: Estonia, Finland, Sweden - theatrical release
14: India - theatrical release
20: Thailand - theatrical release
21: Brazil, Denmark, Panama, Venezuela - theatrical release
24: Norway - theatrical release
27: Chile - theatrical release
28: Mexico - theatrical release

June
23: Ecuador - theatrical release

July
11: USA - DVD release (Sony Pictures)
13: Singapore - theatrical release


POSTER TAGS

Everything interesting begins in the mind.


ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Bajos instintos 2 - adictos al riesgo - Ecuadorian title
Bajos instintos 2 - Argentinean / Mexican / Venezuelan title
Basic Instinct - Neues Spiel für Catherine Tramell - German title
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction - working title
Instinto básico 2 - adicción al riesgo - Spanish title
Instinto Selvagem 2 - Brazilian title
Risk Addiction - working title


LINKS

SEQUEL TO
Basic Instinct (1992)


KEYWORDS

drugs, insulin, lawyers, lesbianism, london, london eye, prostitutes, psychiatrists, sequels, serial killers, sex

 


Last Updated: 9 March, 2010

 


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