Seductive: 11 Best Catherine Tramell quotes from Basic Instinct

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About Catherine Tramell – Basic Instinct Antagonist

Catherine Tramell (played by Sharon Stone) is the beautiful blonde crime author from the 1992 thriller movie, Basic Instinct, who is as seductive as she is deadly. When her rockstar boyfriend, Johnny Boz, is murdered by a blonde woman who stabs him with an icepick – Catherine becomes the main suspect. However, as the film unfolds, she spends the majority of her time taunting the homicide detectives investigating the crime, and exposing herself to them.

As she’s being investigated, homicide detective Nick Curran discovers that Catherine has a propensity for making friends with known murderers and criminals, not to mention having very intense sexual encounters with both men and women. Eventually Nick and Catherine begin a cat and mouse-like affair in which she’s using him as the basis of a protagonist for her next novel.

Eventually, a series of events points away from Catherine as being the main suspect of Johnny Boz, despite all the deaths happening around Nick during his investigation. However, as the film comes to an end and as Nick and Catherine are having sex, it’s revealed there is an icepick underneath Catherine’s bed. Insinuating that Nick will be the next victim and, which tracks, as there’s no sign of a Detective Nick Curran in the second Basic Instinct movie.

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Basic Instinct – Movie Trailer

Best Catherine Tramell Quotes

“You know I don’t like to wear any underwear, don’t you, Nick?” – Catherine Tramell

“I’d have to be pretty stupid to write a book about killing and then kill him the way I described in my book. I’d be announcing myself as the killer. I’m not stupid.” – Catherine Tramell

“Cocaine. Have you ever f**ked on cocaine, Nick? It’s nice.” – Catherine Tramell

“I have a degree in psychology, it goes with the turf… Games are fun.” – Catherine Tramell

“Killing isn’t like smoking. You can quit.” – Catherine Tramell

“So read me my rights and arrest me, and then I’ll go downtown. Otherwise, get the f**k out of here…” – Catherine Tramell

When Catherine Tramell gets interrogated

“I wasn’t dating him. I was f**king him.” – Catherine Tramell

“I felt somebody had read my book and was playing a game.” – Catherine Tramell

“You still get the pleasure. Didn’t you ever f**k anybody else while you were married, Nick?” – Catherine Tramell

“I have friends, I have attorneys. Money buys alot of Attorneys and friends.” – Catherine Tramell

“You could get in trouble. You’re not really a cop anymore.” – Catherine Tramell

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