The movie Basic Instinct debuted in US theaters
March 20, 1992
Basic Instinct is a neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.
Even before its release, Basic Instinct generated heated controversy due to its overt sexuality and graphic depiction of violence. Despite initial critical negativity and public protest, Basic Instinct became one of the most financially successful films of the 1990s, grossing $352 million worldwide.