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Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions led 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. 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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Like Father, Like Sons/Sins 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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12 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Dämonisch  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$13,103,828 (USA) (7 June 2002)
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Trivia

At the title credit (01:12) in the writer commentary, Brent Hanley says "Frailty to me was always about the frailty of perception, the frailty of morality, the frailty of right and wrong." At 02:16 he adds "I liked the idea of an abstract title." See more »

Goofs

At 1:31:04 when viewing the FBI surveillance tape, the text reads PAL. PAL stands for Phase Alternating Line but it is not the video system used in North America. North American countries use NTSC. See more »

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Dad: I still can't figure out what these gloves are for...
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Directors Sam Raimi, Ivan Reitman and James Cameron, among others, are thanked at the end of the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) See more »

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Ball & Chain
Performed by Dale Watson
Written by Dale Watson
Courtesy of Hightone Records
Published by Bug Music o/b/o Watson Texas Music (BMI), and Songs of Windswept Pacific
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Wow-what a good one!
10 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

There is such rubbish on the cable movie channels that I hit a gem with this one. From beginning to end it had me gripped and deserves top marks.

Father of two sons hears messages from "God" to kill people who he is told are 'demons'.

When the opening credits showed the director as one of the cast that can often be a warning of a bad film; exceptionally it is the reverse here as the drama is non-stop from beginning to end.

And there is not one moment in the movie when one is not fully enthralled as there are no unnecessary or needless sub-plots, and the script is first class.

All the actors give wholly convincing performances especially the lead child actor who is exceptional.

This film is at least as good as the likes of 'Silence of the Lambs'.


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