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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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Attraction. Infatuation. Desire. Love. FEAR. 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 »

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When Nicole & David are on the roof after the rave, we see steam come out of their mouths as they talk. But as the scene progresses, this starts & stops. 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
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Unichappell Music, Inc. & F.R. Betts Music Co.
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Surprisingly entertaining, despite the negative reviews
17 August 2001 | by (Deloraine, Tasmania) – See all my reviews

The story behind the film "Fear" is nothing new. Obsessive love leading to dangerous fatal attraction. But I'm not ashamed to say that I really enjoyed watching this movie. To be sure, there were the typical cliches (did anyone not know that the security guard was SO dead!). However, the action in the film keeps things moving along at a steady pace, and the tension builds towards the reasonably satisfying climax. Performances by the lead characters were generally quite good. I found Mark Wahlbergs character to be quite convincing and quite menacing, though I agree he would certainly benefit from some speech coaching. The two young female leads, Reese Witherspoon and Alyssa Milano, did a good job playing the victims, and certainly add value to the film for their attractiveness alone. The standout performance for me was that of William L. Petersen as the father. Most of his actions/reactions rang true to me. Was "Fear" a great movie? Not really. Was it a good, satisfying and ultimately entertaining way to spend 97 minutes? Yes indeed. Even my wife stayed awake till the end, and that's worth an 8/10 alone.


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