A chance encounter brings Elizabeth and John together for a relationship of temptation and seduction, clarity and confusion, excitement and fear ... passion and rage. A shared obsession for 9 1/2 Weeks.Elizabeth (Academy Award winner Kim Basinger) has been alone since her divorce. Beautiful and highly romantic, she's insulated herself from emotional risks through her successful career. John (Mickey Rourke) is a man who has never been in love. Soft-spoken and compelling, he is a wealthy overachiever. Many lovers have tried to penetrate the aura of mystery that surrounds him, but John remains emotionally untouched, until he meets Elizabeth and desire becomes infatuation ... then obsession.