Phillip Noyce (1993)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Sharon Stone consolidated her reputation as Hollywood's hottest sex symbol in another steamy thriller from the pen of Joe Eszterhas (adapting Ira Levin's novel), who also scripted her breakthrough hit Basic Instinct. Stone is the rather unlikely book editor who moves into a highly desirable apartment block where the tenants have a worrying habit of moving to the morgue rather than new accommodation. At the same time, she finds herself pursued by two of her neighbours, the oafish author Tom Berenger and the mysterious William Baldwin, either one of whom could be a murderer or a voyeur. Director Phillip Noyce slickly cranks up the tension, making good use of a battery of closed-circuit TV cameras dotted around the building, and, yes, there are some pretty raunchy and explicit sex scenes. However, it lacks Basic Instinct's compulsive drive and Eszterhas's trademark final payoff is a little weak.


A book editor becomes a tenant in a technologically advanced New York apartment block and has an affair with the owner, unaware he is spying on all the residents with hidden cameras. She also discovers several women living in the building have been murdered and that the killer may be one of her neighbours. Erotic thriller, starring Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger and Martin Landau.

Cast & Crew

Carly Norris Sharon Stone
Zeke Hawkins William Baldwin
Jack Lansford Tom Berenger
Vida Jordan Polly Walker
Judy Colleen Camp
Samantha Amanda Foreman
Alex Martin Landau
Lieutenant Victoria Hendrix C C H Pounder
Mrs McEvoy Nina Foch
Gus Hale Keene Curtis
Peter Farrell Nicholas Pryor
Director Phillip Noyce
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and brief nudity. Available on: video and DVD