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Fallen (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama | Fantasy  -  16 January 1998 (USA)
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

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Charles' Killer
Ronn Munro ...
Mini Golf Owner
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Society Woman
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Society Man
Tony Michael Donnelly ...
Toby
Tara Carnes ...
Teenage Girl
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Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. Written by Ben Borg <benborg@mediaone.net>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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DEM 500,952 (Germany) (27 March 1998)

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£981,247 (UK) (27 March 1998)
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Train station sign is Willoughby, a tribute to the Twilight episode of the same name. See more »

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When Hobbes gets up from Art's bed after noticing the lettering on his chest under his unbuttoned shirt, a wide-angle shot shows Art's pajama shirt re-buttoned again. See more »

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Azazel: I wanna tell you about the time I almost died....
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Who Is He And What Is He To You
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Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello
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Scattershot thriller hurt by ridiculous finish
16 October 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A transitory evil spirit (or, "fallen angel") plays cat-and-mouse with police detective Denzel Washington, who is so cool-headed and amiable that this taunting, easily-transferable demon barely seems to ruffle his good nature. Occasionally gripping and yet only satisfactory police drama-cum-occult thriller opens with a heavy-handed introductory sequence to the players (fellow detective James Gandolfini behaves like a pushy ass in a bar, requiring Denzel to give a soap-box speech on the privileged nature of policemen). The religious angle is half-hearted, at best, while the plot minutiae is sometimes overheated (as with Washington's narration, which verges on camp: "In the night...sometimes you run into yourself" or "That question about God...what the hell did that mean?"). The scenario is so muddled it's tough to discern what city the picture takes place in. It has flashes of film-noir, but it isn't respectful to its own characters. Intriguing, unusual, but mostly uneven. **1/2 from ****


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