Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction (1987)

On the other side of drinks, dinner and a one-night stand, lies a terrifying love story.

  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date: 1987-09-18
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 1372 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Adrian Lyne
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For Dan Gallagher, life is good. He is on the rise at his New York law firm, is happily married to his wife, Beth, and has a loving daughter. But, after a casual fling with a sultry book editor named Alex, everything changes. Jilted by Dan, Alex becomes unstable, her behavior escalating from aggressive pursuit to obsessive stalking. Dan realizes that his main problem is not hiding his affair, but rather saving himself and his family.

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  • Michael Douglas

    as Dan Gallagher
  • Glenn Close

    as Alexandra "Alex" Forrest
  • Anne Archer

    as Beth Gallagher
  • Ellen Hamilton Latzen

    as Ellen Gallagher
  • Stuart Pankin

    as Jimmy
  • Ellen Foley

    as Hildy
  • Fred Gwynne

    as Arthur
  • Tom Brennan

    as Howard Rogerson
  • Lois Smith

    as Martha
  • Mike Nussbaum

    as Bob Drimmer
  • J.J. Johnston

    as O'Rourke
  • Sam Coppola

    as Fuselli
  • Justine Johnston

    as Real Estate Agent
  • Jane Krakowski

    as Christine
  • Christine Farrell

    as Teacher
  • Mary Joy

    as Teacher
  • James Eckhouse

    as Man in Japanese Restaurant
  • Faith Geer

    as Nurse
  • Carol Schneider

    as Waitress
  • Judi M. Durand

    as Party Guest
  • Anna Thomson

    as Secretary
  • Barbara Harris

    as Party Guest
  • Larry Moss

    as Party Guest
  • Vladimir Skomarovsky

    as Party Guest
  • Eunice Prewitt

    as Receptionist
  • Meg Mundy

    as Joan Rogerson
  • Michael Arkin

    as Lieutenant
  • David Bates

    as Executive
  • Marc McQue

    as Chuck
  • Alicia Perusse

    as Ellen's Friend
  • Christopher Rubin

    as Lawyer
  • Thomas Saccio

    as Bartender
  • Chris Manor

    as Doorman
  • Greg Rhodes

    as Bar Patron
  • Lillian Garrett

    as Party Guest
  • J.D. Hall

    as Party Guest
  • Rocky Krakoff

    as Party Guest
  • David McCharen

    as Party Guest
  • Jan Rabson

    as Party Guest
  • Marilyn Schreffler

    as Party Guest
  • Lynnanne Zager

    as Party Guest
Directing Adrian Lyne Director
Camera Howard Atherton Director of Photography
Writing James Dearden Screenplay
Production Stanley R. Jaffe Producer
Editing Michael Kahn Editor
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Production Sherry Lansing Producer
Sound Alan Robert Murray Supervising Sound Editor
Editing Peter E. Berger Editor
Art Jack Blackman Art Direction
Sound Robert G. Henderson Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Bruce Lacey Sound Editor
Art Mel Bourne Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Ellen Mirojnick Costume Design
Crew Steve M. Davison Stunts
Crew Freddie Hice Stunts
Crew Janet Brady Stunts
Crew Annie Ellis Stunts
Crew Laurie Shepard Stunts
Crew Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw Stunt Double
Crew David R. Ellis Stunt Coordinator
Crew David R. Ellis Stunts
Production Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Production Christopher Cronyn Unit Production Manager
Directing Robert V. Girolami First Assistant Director
Directing Jane Paul Second Assistant Director
Camera Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
Camera Vinnie Gerardo First Assistant Camera
Camera Bill Gerardo Second Assistant Camera
Camera Andrew D. Schwartz Still Photographer
Art George DeTitta Sr. Set Decoration
Crew Michael Zansky Charge Scenic Artist
Art Thomas Saccio Property Master
Art Gerald DeTitta Set Dresser
Sound Les Lazarowitz Sound Mixer
Sound Vito L. Ilardi Sound Recordist
Sound Linda Murphy Boom Operator
Editing George C. Villaseñor Assistant Editor
Sound Dan Carlin Sr. Music Editor
Sound David M. Horton Sound Editor
Sound Nicholas Korda Sound Editor
Sound Brooke Henderson Ward Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Terry Porter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mel Metcalfe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Chris Stoia Second Second Assistant Director
Lighting James P. Dolan Chief Lighting Technician
Costume & Make-Up Richard Dean Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lyndell Quiyou Hairstylist
Directing Renata Stoia Script Supervisor
Production Ken Haber Location Manager
Art Sylvia Trapanese Art Department Coordinator
Crew Eric Myers Unit Publicist
Editing Jack Garsha Color Timer
Art Dan Curry Title Designer
Production Heidi Levitt Casting Assistant
Production Paul Adler Casting Assistant
Camera James Finnerty First Company Grip
Directing David R. Ellis Second Unit Director