released in 1987, was a psychological thriller that starred Michael Douglas
as Dan Gallagher, Ann Archer as Beth Gallagher,
and Glenn Close as Alexandra Forrest. The movie
was a hit with critics and at the box office, ultimately
being nominated for six Academy Awards and becoming the
2nd highest earner of 1987.
In this movie, Dan
Gallagher (Douglas) is a successful businessman.
While his wife and daughter are out of town, Dan has a
weekend affair with a publishing company editor named
Alexandra (Close). Thinking the hook up was a
fling and nothing serious, Dan is surprised when
Alexandra begins stalking him and demanding he pay
attention to her (he tells her she is pregnant).
Her stalking becomes worse and worse, until Dan is
forced to tell his wife, Beth (Archer), who is furious
In the end, Alex
breaks into their house and tries to kill them with a
knife. Just when Dan thinks he has drowned
Alexandra in the tub, she comes back to life, ultimately
being shot to death by Beth.