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When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

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Harry
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Kate
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Phil (as Stephen McIntyre)
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Agent Lawrence
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Ed (as Eugene M. Davis)
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Diner Cop
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Claire
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Ellen
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Adamson
Spencer Duncanson ...
Man
Dan K. Toth ...
Hotel Clerk
Jeffrey R. Lawrence ...
Sergeant Frank
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When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

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The Past Can Never Be Rewound

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Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material | See all certifications »
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4 April 2003 (Denmark)  »

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Fear X - Im Angesicht der Angst  »

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$6,600,000 (estimated)
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Nicolas Winding Refn conceived the film as a silent film. See more »

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[first lines]
Harry: Unit 14 here. I got a white, middle-aged male, he just took a cardigan and slipped it into his bag. Area A-91, over.
Control Room Guard: Copy. Got the suspect on camera. Over.
Harry: Stay on him, here I go...
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Don't FEAR not liking this movie.
7 July 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

FEAR X is the type of art-house/ indie fare that is just elusive enough, and slow, to make you think you are watching something more enriching than it is. The slow moving and provocative beginning has you involved enough not to pop out the disc in boredom and maybe even has you sitting up on your couch so you don't actually fall asleep and miss "the point." Don't worry. Your dreams are just as portentious and hold up to better analysis. The entire look and pace of FEAR X plays out like the forgotten love child of David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. The problem is that the cinematic dna of this pairing got only the residue of its style and mood. It's no coincidence it looks Kubrick seeing as that Stanley's longtime gaffer worked on the film. In scene after scene there is stark usage of the color red to foretell of rage and foreboding violence. Curtains, lamps, coats, scarves...you name it. Red, red, red. I got it. Can we move on? The answer is no. The movie plays out in this mind-numbing slowness of pace leaving you to question if you are simply "not getting it." By the end you will not care...you won't "want it." FEAR X is not an awful movie but it can frustrate you with its artistic pretensions in a medium that has the ability to entertain, enrich and educate. FEAR X pretends to do all of these things...and does none. I hate a faker.


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