A woman is accused of killing a man to inherit his millions by having sex with him.
Release Year: 1993
Rating: 4.1/10 (7,155 voted)
Stars: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna
A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.
D. Scot Douglas
Mark C. Vincent
This is the murder weapon. Her name is Rebecca.
Release Date: 15 January 1993
Filming Locations: Olympia, Washington, USA
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Did You Know?
Patricia Cornwell wrote a novel with the same title. She successfully lobbied for a disclaimer in film's trailer and advertisements, saying the film had no connection to her novel.
As Frank chases Rebecca up the stairs, there is a wide shot in which he clearly tears her dress, however in the next shot the dress is intact, only to be ripped again, as Rebecca runs up the same stairs as the previous shot.
All we did was make love.
It was different, but it was still making love. Have you ever seen animals make love, Frank? It's intense. It's violent. But they never really hurt each other.
We're not animals.
Yes, we are.
Why does this film get so much slack? It's not that bad at all!!
It's been a while since Body of Evidence was released to theaters and
rejected by critics and the public. But I'm not at all ashamed to admit
that I still get kicks out of popping this film into the vcr and getting
completely entangled in the story. It's thought provoking. Can someone
literally be, umm, sexed to death?
And why do people think Madonna did such a bad job in this film? She was
perfect in doing exactly what she needed to in order to develop her
character–the sultry Rebecca Carlson. I mean, come on! Who else could
so sexy as the mega bad girl delivering a line like "I f***–that's what I
do." Madonna is superb and I think she really proved critics wrong when
won a golden globe for Evita a few years after Body of Evidence was
The plot of this movie is one of the most interesting story lines I have
ever known. Is Rebecca a out of control dominatrix who really did sex her
much older lover to death? That's what the prosecution tries to prove as
they charge her for murder after her wealthy older lover is found dead.
Throughout the film, the plot thickens and you're not sure if Rebecca is a
murderous bitch or not. And the sex scenes in this are highly erotic!
Madonna, come my way with that candle wax any day of the week! And the
in her eyes as she teases her lawyer by shoving her fingers down her
panties—Geez, that look is classic!
Body of Evidence may not be Oscar caliber, but hell, was Titanic? I don't
think so. But if you're in for a sinful delight, you should go rent Body
Evidence right now.