Fatal Atraction: Rabbit Soup

An American psychological thriller, starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. The film centers around a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end, resulting in emotional blackmail, stalking, and an ensuing obsession on her part.

Scene: Beth (Anne Archer) comes home to find an unpleasant surprise on the stove. Alex kills Ellen's pet rabbit, and puts it on their stove to boil.


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The slang term "bunny boiler" has passed into popular parlance as a term for a jealous mistress, based on the film's infamous rabbit boiling scene. The phrase's first use in print was on December 6, 1990 in The Dallas Morning News, in which Glenn Close described her character in that film using the term.