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Fatal Attraction Movie

80s Film Summary for Fatal Attraction


This 80s movie proves that love can make you do strange things. A married man has a one night stand and lives to regret it for the rest of his life in this thriller-driven movie.

Fatal Attraction DVD


Lawyer Dan Gallagher (played by Michael Douglas), takes a chance at being unfaithful while his wife and kids are out of town in Fatal Attraction. He meets up with co-worker Alex Forrest (played by Glenn Close), and later has a one night stand with her.

In Fatal Attraction, Alex Forrest wont take no for an answer when Dan Gallagher dumps her after their weekend of pleasure. The movie shows just how far a woman can go to get what she wants.


Dan Gallagher - Michael Douglas
Alex Forrest - Glenn Close
Beth Gallagher - Anne Archer
Ellen Gallagher - Ellen Hamilton Latzen
Jimmy - Stuart Pankin
Hildy - Ellen Foley
Arthur - Fred Gwynne
Joan Rogerson - Meg Mundy
Howard Rogerson - Tom Brennan
Martha - Lois Smith
Bob Drimmer - Mike Nussbaum
JJ Johnston - O'Rourke
Lieutenant - Michael Arkin
Fuselli - Sam Coppola
Receptionist - Eunice Prewitt


Glenn Close kept the knife that she used in the movie Fatal Attraction.

Actresses Barbara Hershey and Debra Winger turned down the role for Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction.

Academy Awards:

Glenn Close won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction.

Anne Archer won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Beth Gallagher in Fatal Attraction.

Adrian Lyne won for Best Director for Fatal Attraction.

Stanley R. Jaffe and Sherry Lansing, Producers won for Best Picture for Fatal Attraction.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Fatal Attraction was released to theatres on 09/18/1987 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $156,645,693 at the box office in the US on a budget of $14,000,000 .

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