Making Of...
Making Of...

9 Weeks Behind The Scenes

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Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1986 Drama movie starring Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton et al.
Contributed by: Jmg
A body double was used for Kim Basinger for a lot of the explicit scenes. The legs in the art gallery basement scene as well as the 'ice' scene. No one knows who the double is because she is uncredited, but that's definitely NOT Kim's body. It's been Hollywood lore for a long time.
Contributed by: Louisa
Alledgedly, the two main co-stars didn't get along too well and it is reported that Basinger stated that kissing Rourke was like kissing an old pack of cigarettes.
Contributed by: LoverswithCassie
It was reported that 9 1/2 Weeks co-star, Mickey Rourke, slapped Kim Basinger's face on set on the orders of director Adrian Lyne to "break her down."
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Contributed by: phil
I live in France; I clearly remember, when the film premiered, that the French movie magazine Starfix, from an interview with director Adrian Lyne and main actors, stated that Lyne's own personal version of the film lasted 3 hrs !

The film as intended by the director supposedly went much further thant its rather middle-of-road bdsm-oriented eroticism; yet I doubt we'll ever be able to see that version, but at least everyone has the right to know that it does exist somewhere, and that the final result, even in its "uncut uncensored" Blu-ray release, is far from being final !
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
Rewind Archive
Many different versions of this movie were released at the time into different markets. The US theatrical version was the 'softest' with a slightly riskier videocassette version available in the US later on. In Europe the version was always more explicit. Now on DVD, you can see for the first time the completely uncut and unrated version.
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