9½ Weeks

1986 film directed by Adrian Lyne

9½ Weeks is a 1986 American erotic romantic drama movie. It was directed by Adrian Lyne and it was produced by Mark Damon, Sidney Kimmel, Zalman King, and Antony Rufus-Isaacs. It was released on February 20, 1986. It is based on the Elizabeth McNeill memoir of the same name. The movie is about a New York City art gallery employee who has an affair with a Wall Street broker.

9½ Weeks
Directed byAdrian Lyne
Screenplay bySarah Kernochan
Zalman King
Patricia Louisanna Knop
Story by9½ Weeks by Elizabeth McNeill
Produced byMark Damon
Sidney Kimmel
Zalman King
Antony Rufus-Isaacs
StarringMickey Rourke
Kim Basinger
CinematographyPeter Biziou
Edited byCaroline Biggerstaff
Ed Hansen
Tom Rolf
Mark Winitsky
Music byJack Nitzsche
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
February 20, 1986
Running time
112 minutes (Theatrical)
117 minutes (Video)
CountryUnited States
Budget$17 million
Box office$106,734,844



The movie got mixed and negative reviews from critics. 1,000 people attended a preview screening of the movie and everybody except 40 people walked out. 35 of the 40 people who filled out cards said that they really did not like it.[1] It has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] Movie critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the movie gave the movie 3 and a half stars stars out of 4 and said that "A lot of the success of 9½ Weeks is because Rourke and Basinger make the characters and their relationship convincing."[3]

In terms of money, this movie did not earn much in the United States but it was successful in Europe.[4]


  1. "Zalman King, Creator of Soft-Core Films, Dies at 70". The New York Times. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  2. "9 1/2 Weeks". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  3. "9 1/2 Weeks Movie Review & Film Summary". Roger Ebert. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  4. Owen Gleiberman (May 11, 1990). "Wild Orchid". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 27, 2020.

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