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Fear (1996)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  12 April 1996 (USA)
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When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

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The sixteen year-old teenager Nicole Walker has moved to the house by the lake of her father, the architect Steve Walker, to live with her stepmother Laura and her brother Toby. Her best friends are Margo Masse and Gary Rohmer that study with her in the high school. When Nicole meets David McCall in a night-club, she has a crush on and dates him. David becomes obsessed by Nicole and one day he sees her friend Gary kissing and hugging her and he hits him. Nicole breaks with him but David continues to follow her. Steve decides to investigate the young man and he finds that he is an orphan that has spent most of his life in reformatories. The hell breaks loose in Nicole's life when David kills Gary and trashes the Mustang of her father. Steve breaks in his house and destroys everything inside. Now David and his gang go to Steve's house to payback. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and terror, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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No Fear  »

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$20,754,000 (USA)
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The rollercoaster featured in Fear is called "The Coaster". It is one of the biggest attractions at Playland, in Vancouver, British Columbia. See more »

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Nicole's hair changes from light blonde to dark blonde and back again several times, as the movie progresses. See more »

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[first lines]
Laura Walker: [calling upstairs to Nicole in the shower] Nicole, save some hot water for your father!
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Written by Mark Wahlberg, Fabian Cooke
Performed by Mark Wahlberg (as Marky Mark)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
WB Music Corp. & Donny D Music
All Rights Administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Seven Peaks Music, Inc./Bag-A-Songs
All Rights for Bag-A-Songs Administered by Seven Peaks Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Works Quite Well
16 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Movie like this either reach out and pull you in or they don't. Fear pulled me in. I rented this movie about a week after Halloween of 1996 and put it in my VCR not sure what to expect. 2 hours later I ejected the movie from the VCR feeling somewhat dazed and overwhelmed. Fear isn't a classic. But it works well. It is scary, violent gory and well made. The reason it works so well is because it was made by people who knew what they were doing. The whole stalker style of movies is full of uninspired trash that sounds like it was made for the USA network.

Fear stands heads and shoulders above that (And to some extent above the original Fatal Attraction). It's not afraid to push, to pull us inside, to scare us and give us a good conclusion at the end, one that movies of this type always mess up.

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