Stylish, highly-charged erotic psychodrama in which a mysterious businessman and a beautiful art dealer meet and are swept up in a whirlwind of passion, manipulation, and obsessive sex. Not for kids, the timid, or people on a diet. Available in "R" and unrated versions.
A beautiful woman who works in a Spring Street art gallery in New York City meets a businessman and begins a relationship with him, which lasts 9 1/2 weeks, surpassing all sexual boundaries.
Filmed in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey, using Technicolor; prints by Metrocolor. Opticals by MGM; title design by Dan Perri. Research coordinator Hilary White; Video consultant Charles Burke. Mathew Farnsworth's art is based on work by Arthur Berry; Slide sequence paintings by Brad Holland; additional artwork seen in the film by Robert Longo, Lori Goodman, Jack Goldstein and Walter Robinson. Roger Paradiso was the production manager. Aude Bronson-Howard was the assistant costume designer. Antony Clavet was the makeup consultant. The International Version of "9 1/2 Weeks" is uncut and unrated. DVD Special Features: Unseen Footage,8-Page Trivia Production Notes and a Behind the Scenes Look,Theatrical Trailer.
"...Basinger is not only tremulous and touching, she manages a certain beautiful equilibrium..." - 02/21/1986 Los Angeles Times, p.C1