Fatal Attraction


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Sep 7, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Sep 7, 2023 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:1987
Run Time:119 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Adrian Lyne
Cast:Glenn Close
Michael Douglas
Anne Archer


“Fatal Attraction” is the first film in a month-long tribute to Glenn Close with a special “Close Encounters” series in September featuring a different Glenn Close film each week.

“Fatal Attraction” features an all-star ensemble cast including Glenn Close, Michael Douglas and Anne Archer.

The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Glenn Close), Best Supporting Actress (Anne Archer), Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Director. It also garnered four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Close) and Best Supporting Actress (Archer).

For Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), life is good. He is on the rise at his New York law firm, is happily married to his wife, Beth (Anne Archer), and has a loving daughter. But, after a casual fling with a sultry book editor named Alex (Glenn Close), everything changes.

Jilted by Dan, Alex becomes unstable, her behavior escalating from aggressive pursuit to obsessive stalking. Dan realizes that his main problem is not hiding his affair, but rather saving himself and his family.