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Fallen (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  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
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Mini Golf Owner
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Society Man
Tony Michael Donnelly ...
Toby
Tara Carnes ...
Teenage Girl
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The first day of shooting was scheduled to be the scene where Hobbes (Denzel Washington) arrives at the cabin for the first time. A huge rainstorm was passing through the area at the time however, so producer Charles Roven decided to send the equipment truck out to the location much earlier than normal, so early that it was still dark. However, due to it being dark, and with such heavy rain, visibility was poor, and on the side road to the cabin (which was the only road to the cabin), the truck hit a tree, completely blocking off the road. By the time the truck was cleared, it was nearly night time again, and no shooting could be done, meaning that one day into production, the film was one day behind schedule. Charles Roven has said that this first day was the worst day of his entire career. See more »

Goofs

As Hobbes is driving up to the cabin in the woods, what looks like a cat dashes underneath the house into what appears to be a crawlspace of the type found under houses built on piers. Yet later, Hobbes goes downstairs into what looks like a full basement. Houses on piers do not have basements. The cat runs under the fuel oil tank, not under the house. See more »

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[first lines]
Azazel: I wanna tell you about the time I almost died....
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Features Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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Excerpts from Nan Jing 1937
Written by Dun Tan
Used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc.
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little recognised classic
25 August 2001 | by (Nottingham Uk) – See all my reviews

Denzel Washington gives a strong performance in this surprisingly little known gem from director Gregory Hoblit. A classic detective thriller with a demonic edge, this film managers to keep the suspense running until the very end. With one of the most dramatic and scary personal chase sequences ever brought to the big or small screen, this film has it all, including a strong cast (Donald Sutherland and John Goodman in a surprisingly convincing non-comedy role as Hobbes partner to name but a few.)

Now reduced to a cheap video rental, if you have a spare evening, watch this film. Some great lines, truly chilling storyline, and believable characters played by a superb cast, all add up to make this a movie well worth a look.


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