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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
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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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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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Detective John Hobbes is searching for a criminal he's already met... already caught... and already killed. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$10,401,566 (USA) (16 January 1998)

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£981,247 (UK) (27 March 1998)
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Trivia

The first scene which writer Nicholas Kazan came up with for the film was the scene where Azazel first passes from person to person (the scene which culminates with the possession of Charles Olom (Robert Joy). Kazan was thinking about how evil can be passed on from one person to another, that it is contagious; if one person is nasty to another person, the second person will be nasty to a third person, the third to a fourth and so on. In thinking about this, he hit on the notion of what that may be like literalized, and he came up with the scene. The rest of the move sprang from that scene. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Azazel: I wanna tell you about the time I almost died...
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Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: The Pleasantville Strangler (1999) See more »

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Who Is He And What Is He To You
Written by Bill Withers and Stan McKenny
Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company/Reprise Records
By Arrangement With Warner Special Products
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Clever
8 March 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

A chilling psychological thriller, that is cleverly written and superbly portrayed.

This film is not for everyone, you'll need patience and a real thirst for a good thriller. This film will play with your mind, it won't cover the screen with visuals and gore; that's why it works.

Sit back and be absorbed by the story, be amazed by the cast, and be shocked by the climax.

Warning, if you bore easily stay away, if you love a mind bending thriller; you won't find many better.

Fantastic and clever 9/10


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