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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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With boyfriends like this, who needs enemies? Not you. See more »

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

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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 »

Goofs

During the fun park scene, while David and Nicole are kissing, her left hand is caressing his cheek and her nails aren't manicured. The next scene, on the roller coaster (pulling up the bar), all of her nails are done with tips. Then, when David is touching her thighs, the manicure is gone. See more »

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Laura Walker: [calling upstairs to Nicole in the shower] Nicole, save some hot water for your father!
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Written by Dickey Betts
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
Unichappell Music, Inc. & F.R. Betts Music Co.
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sexy Afterschool Special
11 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) is a rebellious teen angry with his father (William Petersen) and particularly his new wife (Amy Brenneman). She parties with her best friend Margo Masse (Alyssa Milano) and falls for bad boy David McCall (Mark Wahlberg).

This is an afterschool special with sexed up Reese and Alyssa to hook the public. There is no surprises and no drama. This thing might as well be on autopilot. She goes out with the bad boy and the bad boy turns out to be a bad boy. What a twist! It's a mistake to start Mark Wahlberg off creepy. The character really needs a more innocent facade. I'm willing to buy the afterschool special storyline. But you've got to earn the drama. This didn't earn anything close to that.


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