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Fatal Attraction
Director: Adrian Lyne (Dir)
Release Date:   18 Sep 1987
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 18 Sep 1987
Duration (in mins):   120
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Cast:   Michael Douglas (Dan Gallagher)  
    Glenn Close (Alex Forrest)  
    Anne Archer (Beth Gallagher)  
    Fred Gwynne (Arthur)  
    Mike Nussbaum (Bob Drimmer)  

Production Company: Jaffe/Lansing  
Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures Corp. (Gulf & Western Industries, Inc.)
Director: Adrian Lyne (Dir)
Producer: Stanley R. Jaffe (Prod)
  Sherry Lansing (Prod)
Writer: James Dearden (Scr)
Photography: Howard Atherton (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Mel Bourne (Prod des)
Film Editor: Michael Kahn (Film ed)
  Peter E. Berger (Film ed)
Music: Maurice Jarre (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the original screenplay for the short film Diversion by James Dearden (1980).
Authors: James Dearden

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Paramount Pictures Corporation 8/10/1987 dd/mm/yyyy PA345214

Physical Properties: Sd:

Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Suspense

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   14 Sep 1987   p. 3, 11.
Los Angeles Times   18 Sep 1987   p.1.
New York Times   18 Sep 1987   p. 10.
Variety   16 Sep 1987   p. 13.

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