Shadow of Fear (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Thriller  |  11 January 2005 (USA)
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When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison French (as Matt Davis)
Detective Scofield
Congressman Henderson
Wynn French
Margie Henderson
Mr. Davis
Mr. Steve Palmer
Mr. Sawgrass
Andrew Harris ...
Chris Henderson
Janey Sawgrass
Holly Houston ...
Marcy Stewart
John Grant Phillips ...
Chief Webb (as John G. Phillips)


When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder.

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Rated PG-13 for brief violence, sexuality and some drug issues | See all certifications »




Release Date:

11 January 2005 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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22 February 2006 | by (Lyngby, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised this movie has got such a high rating. It starts out very promising with some nice images in the rain. In fact, it is extremely fascinating about until the time when he gets back to his wife and they begin talking. After that the movie falls apart little by little, until it becomes so borderline nonsensible that I just had to turn it off. It is not a matter of "plot twists" as some viewer suggested. Obviously, it is a question of just not being able to put a decent plot together. I see an alarming trend in the new DVD-market where many movies are put out quicker and easier to DVD than it was possible in the good old video days. American horror has suffered in recent years, and did not improve with the pathetic remakes of brilliant Asian horror. Anyway, "Shadow of Fear" is not a horror-movie. It is hardly even a movie. If it had only lasted until he got back to his wife, and she then turned into a demon or something; then it would have been a good "Twilight Zone"-episode but when a movie-plot collapses like that in one superfluous scene after the other then it becomes irrelevant to watch. As one viewer suggested, we are never told what this "organisation" does. I think, this is a major problem. On the back of the DVD it said something about a secret "cult"-organisation with big power. It sounded promising but in the movie this organisation seems completely devoid of power, so what's the point?

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