A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
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
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The scene where the rafter collapses whilst Hobbes (Denzel Washington) is in the basement of the cabin was in neither the script nor the original cut of the film. During test screenings, the scene played out with Hobbes simply looking around, finding the book, and leaving. However, at one particular screening, during that scene, a member of the audience got up to go to the bathroom, and as he left the theatre, the door made a loud bang, causing everyone in the theatre to jump. This prompted the Warner Bros. executives to suggest that perhaps a sudden scare should be shot and inserted into the scene so as to enhance the tension even further. See more »
When (after about 78 minutes) Hobbes enters Stanton's office, Stanton is hanging up the phone. In the next cut, when Hobbes sits down, Stanton is hanging up the phone once again See more »
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The great cast already hints at it, "Fallen" is a great movie.
Best way to watch this movie is to not know too much about it. Just pick up the movie and let it surprise you. It's like "Identity", the less you know about it, the better.
Director Gregory Hoblit is a great and underrated director. He knows how to get the maximum out of everything. He also directed the movies "Primal Fear" and "Frequency" and much acclaimed television series episodes for "Hill Street Blues", "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue".
Really great about the movie is the story by Nicholas Kazan (yes, indeed the son of...). It's supernatural but it still knows how to remain believable and realistic. The viewer never knows what he is going to get and what will happen next. This is why it is best not to know too much about this movie's story before viewing it for the first time. All of the story its surprises will work better this way.
A bit of an forgotten underrated movie.
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