Basic Instinct

Release date:1992

  • Garrapata Beach
  • Carmel
  • Carmel Valley

DirectorPaul Verhoeven


Michael Douglas
Sharon Stone


A murder mystery, billed as a psychological thriller; controversial because of its portrayals of gay and lesbian murders; rated R because of strong sex and violence; Oscar nominee for musical score and film editing; scenes filmed at Carmel Valley Village, Carmel Highlands and Garrapata Beach south of the Highlands; Garrapata Beach stood in for Marin County's Stinson Beach.