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Fearless (1993)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  15 October 1993 (USA)
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A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

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Nan Gordon
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Jeff Gordon (as John De Lancie)
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Gail Klein
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Cindy Dickens
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Peter Hummel
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After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived. Written by Reid Gagle

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Some people are afraid of nothing.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and airplane crash realism | See all certifications »

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15 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Joyride  »

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£423,383 (UK) (20 May 1994)
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Both Max and Carla exhibit signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. In Max's case, this is most evident in his altered personality (a common symptom of severely traumatized soldiers returning from war or civilians after horrific events), his distance from his wife and son, and his preoccupation with the crash. In Carla's case her mental trauma is exhibited largely through her survivor guilt and obsession with her inability to save her baby. See more »

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When Max Klein is spinning on the corner of the roof, his wireless microphone pack can been seen on his lower back. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cop: [seeing more survivors] Hey, there's more over here! Bring another team! Another team here by the tail! We're going to need a lot more help.
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LENTO SOSTENUTO TRANQUILLO MA CANTABILE
From Symphony No. 3 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs")
Written by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
David Zinman, conductor
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Performed by London Sinfonietta
Courtesy of ELEKTRA NONESUCH
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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Peter Weirs greatest film (?)
17 September 2004 | by (Chester,UK) – See all my reviews

This movie really spoke to me. I find it hard to say whether or not is good or bad. Peter Weirs films have a way of communicating intense emotion to me, although not all are quite so good- I watched all of the disappointing Dead Poets society, and only felt this emotion in one scene- where the boy commits suicide. A powerful scene. In 'picnic at hanging rock' I felt this intense emotion a few times, especially with that shot of the girls disappearing.

I had wanted to see Fearless for a number of years and was not disappointed. I have never seen a film in my life that affected me so much. But hey, you might watch this and feel nothing. It is about human emotion, about the meaning of life and our mortality. If you care about these then I would guess this film would say something to you.

If you feel like an outsider, like an alien drifting amongst strangers, this is the film for you. If you dream of enlightenment, take pleasure in the simple intensity of the moment this is the film for you also. IMHO, is not just Peter Weirs greatest film, I feel it is one of the greatest films I have seen.


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