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Frailty (2001)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  12 April 2002 (USA)
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A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."

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FBI agent Wesley Doyle is startled by the spontaneous declaration of youngster Fenton Meiks about how his father's delusions to have a divine mission as avenging angel required him and his brother Adam to become his 'demon-slaying' murder accomplices. And how hard an dangerously revolting proved. But when Doyle accepts to be shown concealed victim graves, the plot twists in the present just as gruesomely. Written by KGF Vissers

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There are demons among us See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,208,655 (USA) (12 April 2002)

Gross:

$36,288 (South Africa) (4 October 2002)
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Trivia

The demon-destroying axe is inscribed with the letters OTIS. The significance of this writing is never given. Fans have speculated that Otis Meiks is the true name of Bill Paxton's character "Dad." Others believe OTIS to be an acronym for Only The Innocent Survive. See more »

Goofs

The timing of light flooding the bedroom is a little bit off at 17:46 when Dad opens the curtains in the boys' room because it was shot on a stage. In the director commentary, Bill Paxton adds "It doesn't bother me, stuff like that." See more »

Quotes

[In the Rose Garden we here Young Adam dumping the remains of the demon Cynthia Harbridge into the hole]
Dad: No Adam. Do it like this.
[Dad correctly shows Adam to pour the limbs out of the bag and into the hole]
Dad: . It's got to be done a certain way. The Angel was real specific.
Young Adam: [Fenton cries next to them] Why out here in the Rose Garden?
Dad: God chose it, just like he chose us I suppose. Don't cry for her Fenton! She wasn't human. Didn't you see that when I touched her?
Young Adam: I saw it dad!
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A Real Country Song
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Honestly, I never wanted this movie to End....
3 August 2009 | by (UAE) – See all my reviews

People have different perceptions when they evaluate movies. I will only tell you what I felt when I saw this Close to Masterpiece Motion Picture.

I must Highlist here, that I never wanted this movie to End. Never... I wanted it to be as long as my favorite movies were, Like Lord of the Rings - extended versions, Into the Wild, Dances with Wolves etc. But, it was not the case here.... Though the movie was short (with perspective to my wants) It still delivers what was needed from it in short span of time. But again this is what I believe. Anyways, I'll plot the outline like this....

A widowed father of two interrupts his two sons' sleep with a shocking revelation, which is hard to believe and they are torn apart of whether believing it or not......... As the horrifying events of this tale unfold, we learn a lot about the father, about his two sons, and about their destinies. So goes the story forward...

I watched it twice and I must say it was something I would like to watch again and again.

I really appreciate all the efforts of the Director put forward to make this Precious Art which doesn't come often. Really, it is hard to find such movies...

Anyways, If You haven't seen this movie, I really recommend you to go and see it,

I give it 9/10


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