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Fallen (1998)

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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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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16 January 1998 (USA)  »

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$10,401,586 (USA) (19 January 1998)

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$25,188,006 (USA) (22 March 1998)
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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 »

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When Hobbes returns to the wood cabin towards the end of the film, he enters and stands looking around for a moment, with a window to his left. A definite human shadow can be seen walking past the window, despite Hobbes supposed to being alone. See more »

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[first lines]
Azazel: I wanna tell you about the time I almost died...
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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.75 (2010) See more »

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Sympathy For The Devil
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Abkco Records
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Better than you would expect
15 August 2003 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

This was actually a pretty clever supernatural thriller. When released it failed at the box office, but has deveolped a following since. It's quite fascinating, hardly ever boring, has a nice cast, and is pretty creepy. It probubly failed due to poor marketing, because if a piece of crapp like "Hollow Man"(2000) can be a hit, this film should definately have been a hit. If you like supernatural thrillers, this will be right up your alley. *** out of ****.


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