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Nick Parker
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Will
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Charlotte Parker
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Detective Glass
Sándor Técsy ...
Sidney Miskiewicz
Irma St. Paule ...
Mrs. Rhula Miskiewicz
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Adam Dennis
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Soledad
Patricia Dunnock ...
Sophie Parker
Helen Hanft ...
Louisa
Remak Ramsay ...
Richard Parker
Lisby Larson ...
Eleanor Parker
Jon Tracy ...
Leonard Wooley
Charles E. Gerber ...
Bob
Ken Comer ...
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An art teacher spends his nights painting. One night he hears noises in the loft over his. Investigating, he discovers an interloper, who claims he is going to rent the area despite the landlord's earlier assurances that he would not rent the area. Shortly after this incident, the landlord is found murdered. The investigation turns towards a drunken evictee who was seen arguing with the landlord. However, his unwanted neighbor appears threatening and malevolent. Plagued by nightmares, the artist also starts acting irrationally and becomes a suspect. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, language, and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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30 November 2000 (Malaysia)  »

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Atrapado en la oscuridad  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,068 (USA) (2 February 2001)

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$4,068 (USA) (2 February 2001)
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In an interview in the Fever dvd special features, Alex Winter said he wanted to get back to a type of filmmaking that is more about atmosphere than cutting and more about quiet than about sound. See more »

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Nick: [complaining to tenant who just moved in upstairs] I'm an artist, and at night, I work in my room.
Will: What's that got to do with me?
Nick: It's not you, it's the noise. You'll hear for yourself these walls are paper thin. Well, the landlord, he told me that he only used the top floor for storage.
Will: So what? You want me to move at 2:00 in the morning?
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Hazy, vague, and unsatisfying Hitchcock wannabee
16 January 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Winter doesn't seem to have his head around the screenplay for "Fever", a dark and morose drama about a young, disturbed NYC slum dwelling artist (Thomas) who is caught up in a trio of murders . The film paints a portrait so nebulous as to leave many questions unanswered as it plods toward an unsatisfying conclusion with a sort of Hitchcockesque style. Unfortunately we're not given reason to care about the principle and are left to wait for the other shoe to drop all the way to rolling credits. "Fever" is an okay watch technically and artistically which offers solid performances. However, the screenplay misses opportunities to put more meat on the bones of a story with unrealized potential. Okay fodder for couch potatoes into quirky film noir psychodramas.


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