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.
|Directed by||Adrian Lyne|
|Screenplay by||Sarah Kernochan|
Patricia Louisanna Knop
|Story by||9½ Weeks by Elizabeth McNeill|
|Produced by||Mark Damon|
|Edited by||Caroline Biggerstaff|
|Music by||Jack Nitzsche|
|February 20, 1986|
|112 minutes (Theatrical)|
117 minutes (Video)
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. It has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 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."
In terms of money, this movie did not earn much in the United States but it was successful in Europe.
- Mickey Rourke as John Gray
- Kim Basinger as Elizabeth McGraw
- Margaret Whitton as Molly
- David Margulies as Harvey
- Christine Baranski as Thea
- Karen Young as Sue
- William De Acutis as Ted (as William DeAcutis)
- Dwight Weist as Farnsworth
- Roderick Cook as Sinclair, the critic
- Victor Truro as Gallery client
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