Basic Instinct (film)

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Basic Instinct is a 1992 film about a police detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy rock star. During the investigation he becomes involved in a torrid and intense relationship with the prime suspect, an enigmatic writer and psychologist.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Written by Joe Eszterhas.
A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger. Taglines

Nick Curran[edit]

  • [To Beth] Now, will you tell I.A. I'm just your average, healthy, totally fucked up cop and let me out of here... please?
  • [To Roxy] Let me ask you something, Rocky, man to man. I think she's the fuck of the century. What do you think?

Catherine Tramell[edit]

  • [To Nick] Killing isn't like smoking. You can quit.

Gus Moran[edit]

  • [To Nick] Well, she got that magna cum laude pussy on her that done fried up your brain!

Dr. Beth Garner[edit]

  • [Nick finds out that Beth and Catherine had slept together in college] What was I supposed to say? "Hey guys, I'm not gay, but I did fuck your suspect"?


Andrews: There's cum stains all over the sheets.
Nick: Very impressive.
Gus: He got off before he got offed.

Nick: How long were you dating him?
Catherine: I wasn't dating him. I was fucking him.
Nick: What are you, a pro?
Catherine: No, I'm an amateur.
Nick: Let me ask you something, Miss Tramell. Are you sorry he's dead?
Catherine: Yeah. I liked fucking him.

Nick: What's your new book about?
Catherine: A detective. He falls for the wrong woman.
Nick: What happens?
Catherine: She kills him.

Correli: There's no smoking in this building, Miss Tramell.
Catherine: What are you gonna do? Charge me with smoking?

Correli: You ever engaged in any sadomasochistic activity?
Catherine: Exactly what did you have in mind, Mr. Corelli?

Correli: Did you kill Mr. Boz, Miss Tramell?
Catherine: I'd have to be pretty stupid to write a book about killing and then kill somebody the way I described it in my book. I'd be announcing myself as the killer. I'm not stupid.

Gus: Did you ever use drugs with Mr. Boz?
Catherine: Sure.
Gus: What kind of drugs?
Catherine: Cocaine. Have you ever fucked on cocaine, Nick?
[She uncrosses her legs and it can be seen she's wearing no underwear]
Catherine: It's nice.
Nick: You like playing games, don't you?
Catherine: I have a degree in psychology, it goes with the turf... Games are fun.

Nick: How did you feel when I told you Johnny Boz had died, that day at the beach?
Catherine: I felt somebody had read my book and was playing a game.
Nick: But you didn't hurt.
Catherine: No.
Nick: Because you didn't love him.
Catherine: That's right.
Nick: Even though you were fucking him.
Catherine: You still get the pleasure. Didn't you ever fuck anybody else while you were married, Nick?

[Nick just had rough sex with Beth]
Beth: You've never been like that before. Why?
Nick: You tell me, you're the shrink.
Beth: You weren't making love to me.
Nick: Who was I making love to?
Beth: You weren't making love.

Catherine: How does it feel to kill someone?
Nick: You tell me.
Catherine: I don't know, but you do.

Catherine: My friends call me Catherine.
Nick: What did Manny Vasquez call you?
Catherine: "Bitch," mostly. But he meant it affectionately.

Catherine: Do you have any coke? I just love coke with Jack Daniels.
Nick: I have a Pepsi in the fridge.
Catherine: But it's not really the same thing. Now, is it?
Nick: No, it's not.

Catherine: I'm not going to confess all my secrets just because I have an orgasm. You won't learn anything I don't want you to know.
Nick: Yes, I will. Then I'll nail you.
Catherine: Nah. You'll just fall in love with me.
Nick: I'm in love with you already. But I'll nail you anyway. You can put that in your book.

Gus: Where the fuck you been? I've been over to your place.
Nick: Easy, cowboy, easy. I wasn't there.
Gus: I went over last night, too.
Nick: Well, I wasn't there either.
Gus: You fucked her! Goddamn dumb sonofabitch! You fucked her! Goddamn, you are one dumb sonofabitch!

Psychologist: Nick, when you recollect your childhood, are your recollections pleasing to you?
Nick: Number 1, I don't remember how often I used to jerk off, but it was a lot. Number 2, I wasn't pissed off at my dad, even when I was old enough to know what he and mom were doing in the bedroom. Number 3, I don't look in the toilet before I flush it. Number 4, I haven't wet my bed for a long time. Number 5, why don't the two of you go fuck yourselves. I'm outta here.

Catherine: I finished my book.
Nick: So how does it end?
Catherine: I told you. She kills him. Good-bye, Nick.
Nick: Good-bye?
Catherine: Yeah. I finished my book. Didn't you hear me? Your character's dead. Good-bye. What do you want? Flowers? I'll send you an autographed copy.
Nick: What is this, some kind of joke!?

Catherine: What do we do now, Nick?
Nick: Fuck like minks, raise rug rats, live happily ever after.
Catherine: I hate rug rats.
Nick: Fuck like minks, forget the rug rats, and live happily ever after.


  • A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can't resist the danger.
  • Flesh seduces. Passion kills.


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