Watch the video. A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist. Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game. A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family. A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life. A billionaire offers one million dollars to a young married couple for one night with the wife.
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Next time you hear quality actresses complain that Hollywood has few good roles for women, think of "Sliver" and Sharon Stone -- and realize the essential truth of the grievance. Stone ranks as a hot, hot box-office draw from her previous film, "Basic Instinct. Stone and co-star William Baldwin. But if Ms. Stone truly reigns as queen of the Hollywood actress hill, it proves merely that producers still want nothing more than women who take their clothes off, fall for the wrong guys and otherwise behave in offensively stereotypical ways. Amazingly, one character even alludes to this cynically exploitative theme of the movie early on when he asks of Ms. Stone, "You don't like sex and violence? Based on the novel of the same title by Ira Levin "Rosemary's Baby" , the movie progresses in easily categorized stages, thinly dressed up with the modern-day requirement that women have careers. Stone plays a book editor, although we rarely see her working -- she just has an office. First comes any adolescent male's fantasy about the frustrated divorcee in the dwelling next door.
Sliver is a American erotic thriller film based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name about the mysterious occurrences in a privately owned New York high-rise sliver building. These reshoots actually necessitated changing the killer's identity. When he signed on to direct the film, Phillip Noyce remarked "I liked the script a lot. Or at least, I liked the idea of jumping on the Joe Eszterhas bandwagon. The film was open to very poor reviews, but was a box office success, ranked as the 1 movie in America. Carly Norris Sharon Stone , a book editor and divorcee in her mid 30s, moves into the exclusive New York City sliver building "". They tell Carly that she bears a striking resemblance to the previous tenant of her apartment, Naomi Singer, who fell to her death from her balcony. After running into Zeke numerous times Carly invites him to her housewarming party.