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Shadow of Fear -- 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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Matthew Davis ... Harrison French (as Matt Davis)

James Spader ... William Ashbury

Aidan Quinn ... Detective Scofield

Peter Coyote ... Congressman Henderson

Robin Tunney ... Wynn French

Alice Krige ... Margie Henderson

Lacey Chabert ... Allison Henderson

Sarah Ann Schultz ... Genie Bloom

Robert Miano ... Mr. Davis

David Selby ... Mr. Steve Palmer

David Andriole ... Mr. Sawgrass
Andrew Harris ... Chris Henderson

Shirly Brener ... Janey Sawgrass
Holly Houston ... Marcy Stewart
John Grant Phillips ... Chief Webb (as John G. Phillips)
Shane Barach ... Cop

Heather Black ... Secretary
William Shakesbear ... Shane the dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

D.R. Anderson ... Street Kid (uncredited)

Patrick Treadway ... The Patsy (uncredited)

Directed by
Rich Cowan 
Writing credits
Matt Holloway (written by) (as Matthew Hollaway) &
Art Marcum (written by) (as Arthur Marcum)

Produced by
Jenny Daly .... producer (as Jennifer Daly)
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Frank DeMartini .... co-producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Lati Grobman .... co-producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Juan A. Mas .... co-producer (as Juan Mas)
Juan A. Mas .... line producer (as Juan Mas)
David E. Ornston .... producer
Tim Puntillo .... producer
Richard Salvatore .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
John Thompson .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Edwards  (as Steve Edwards)
Cinematography by
Dan Heigh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeff Douglas 
Casting by
Rosemary Welden 
Production Design by
Vincent DeFelice 
Art Direction by
Mike Cassell 
Costume Design by
Lexi Nikitas 
Makeup Department
Leah Artz .... assistant makeup artist
Jayce A. Charlesworth .... makeup intern
Sam Debree .... additional makeup artist
Brian Goede .... assistant makeup artist
Lori Hustad .... assistant hair stylist
Trista Jordan .... key hair stylist
Trista Jordan .... key makeup artist
Jessica Mitchell .... assistant hair stylist
Tanya Nguyen .... additional makeup artist
Lindy O'Connell .... additional makeup artist
Taci Van Leuven .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Ian Kennedy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jared Bock .... second assistant director
Marc Dahlstrom .... first assistant director
Johnny Martin .... second unit director
Jason McKee .... second assistant director (as Jason Mckee)
Holland Montizaan .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Polly Cassell .... set dresser
Larry Conboy .... graphics
Bruce Haidle .... swing gang
Benjamin Joyce .... art department assistant
Samuel Lamport .... assistant property master
Justin O'Shaughnessy .... property master
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer
Stacey Clark .... sound editor
Chris Clifford .... sound utility
Nigel Elliot .... sound mixer
Mike Fitzsimmons .... adr recordist
David Hawkins .... foley artist
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Britton Ortize .... adr recordist
Britton Ortize .... dialogue editor
Britton Ortize .... foley artist
Britton Ortize .... sound designer
Britton Ortize .... sound editor
Britton Ortize .... sound effects editor
Britton Ortize .... supervising sound editor
Shannon Potter .... sound recordist
Andy Potvin .... sound consultant: Dolby
John Rotondi .... sound engineer
Tom Taylor .... boom operator
Nick Tibbetts .... foley artist
Aaron Breeden .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Marten Ruskov .... special effects crew
Visual Effects by
Fred Pack .... optical effects
Casey Sargent .... computer graphics
Joe Cofer .... stunt rigger
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Davis .... camera trainee
Pauline Edwards .... camera loader
Christopher Fyan .... additional second assistant camera (as Chris Fyan)
Christopher Fyan .... assistant camera: second unit (as Chris Fyan)
Danny Heigh .... director of photography: second unit
Brad Heiner .... dolly grip
Brad Heiner .... key grip
Richard Heinzen .... still photographer
Steve Hubert .... electrician
Tim Jankowski .... jib operator
Eric Jennings .... additional first assistant camera
Ben Kenyon .... additional grip
Ray 'Punzel' Lovasz .... additional electrician
Robert Lowell .... first assistant camera
Matthew May .... best boy electric
Dan Misner .... grip swing
Joe Pacella .... second assistant camera
Jason A. Payne .... videographer
Trevor Roberge .... additional grip
Trevor Roberge .... grip: second unit
Richie Schut .... additional second assistant camera
Mark Tomlinson .... grip
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Mark Watson .... additional electrician
William Rick Young .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Jennifer Montgomery .... local casting
Becky Reilly .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan W. Berger .... additional costumer
Kirstin Bianchi .... wardrobe assistant
Casie Ernst .... wardrobe assistant
Jarri Schwartz .... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Tim Maffia .... colorist
Jason A. Payne .... assistant editor
Bill Scott .... color timer
Music Department
Tom Erba .... composer: additional music
Tom Erba .... music scoring mixer
Scott Marcussen .... chief music editor
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Marcus Sjowall .... orchestrator
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
Transportation Department
Bart Heimburger .... transportation coordinator
Brian Kamp .... transportation
Other crew
Dan Beyer .... production assistant
Daniel Bigler .... office production assistant
Michelle Bloomdahl .... production intern
Karen M. Cockrell .... production accountant (as Karen Cockrell)
Clark Cooper .... assistant: Aidan Quinn
Mary Eberle .... assistant production coordinator
Cody George .... production coordinator
Robert Gerl .... set production assistant intern
Michael Gershowitz .... set production assistant
Ariel Grubb .... craft service
Crystal Heigh .... additional craft service
Nicole Heigh .... craft service
Val Hughes .... dog trainer
Paula Hunziker .... script supervisor (as Paula Dussman)
Frank Konrad .... location manager
Marianna di Lorenzo .... choreographer (as Marianna Seney)
Susannah Lowber .... assistant location manager
Jason McKee .... key set production assistant (as Jason Mckee)
Jennifer Montgomery .... extras coordinator
Seamus Mulligan-Ferry .... production assistant
Brian B. Murray .... supervising executive: Enterprise Post
Duane M. Ott .... production intern
Frederic Perrin .... caterer
Greg Rathvon .... production accountant
Tami Rotchford .... title designer
Wonder Russell .... assistant production coordinator
Chad Sartell .... production intern
Eric Stapleton .... production intern
Ryan Throckmorton .... production intern
Taye Voye .... production executive
Bryce Woodworth .... production intern

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Rated PG-13 for brief violence, sexuality and some drug issues
88 min | Argentina:90 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
You know '83 was a really bad year, 14 September 2005
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

***SPOILERS*** Convaluted suspense drama that gets more and more confusing as it goes along with a conclusion that had to be inserted in since it makes no real sense at all to what you saw up until then. Being a member of this secret society headed by reclusive and weird high-power attorney William Ashbury, James Spader, young Harrison France, Matthew Davis, learns right away what is needed for him to belong to that secretive group; Ashbury having the goods on you and using them to make you do whatever he want's you to do.

Having trouble paying off the mortgage and also having a big real-estate deal fall through Harrison is up sh*t's creek with him too embarrassed to ask his father-in-law Congressman Henderson (Peter Coyote), also a member of this secret society, for help. Driving home in a rain storm Harrison hit's this stranger on a lonely country road and finds out that he killed him.

Panic-stricken Harrison pulls the dead body off the deserted road and hides it in the brush as he drives home feeling that whatever happened is between him and his conscience and no one else; until the next morning when he sees the news. A bank robbery took place the day before and two men got away with $200,000.00 but the bank security camera video taped one of the robbers who was dressed,in a black hood and leather jacket, a lot like the person that he ran over the previous evening.

Realizing that he must have run down one of the the robbers of the bank Harrison goes back to the underbrush where he hid the strangers body and finds a sack with the stolen $200,000.00 in it. Burying the robbers clothes on his property it's later dug up by his dog Shane, William Shakesbear, which alerts Harrison's wife Wynn, Robin Tunney, in thinking that it somehow has to do with the bank robbery! Also that Harrison, being in debt and desperate for quick cash, may have been involved in it; later Wynn throws it, the dug up clothes, off a local bridge into the river.

It's now when the story takes a very strange turn when it's discovered that the person that Harrison killed is, after DNA tests proved it beyond a doubt, non-other then Chris Henderson Harrison's brother-in-law a local town junkie and petty criminal. It's then when things starts to get bizarre for Harrison with Ashbury coming to his aid to help even though he never told him anything about his accident.

Harrison took the $200,000.00 and put it in a bus station locker but Ashbury had him photographed doing it where he could use the photos to blackmail him. Picked up by the police, who Ashbury obviously tipped off, poor Harrison is interrogated by Det. Schfield, Aidan Quinn. Just when it looked like he was going to crack and confess for Chris' death or murder as well as the armed robbery of the bank Schfield's boss chief Webb, John Grant Philips, comes into the interrogation room and tells Harrison that he can go free. There Ashbury again came to Harrison's rescue by getting this pasty Patrick Treadway a homeless drunk and drifter to go to the bus locker and take out the money, or half of it,out and have him photographed! Showing that Harrison had nothing to do with the bank robbery or Chris' death!

Now if you think that the movie was strange up until then it gets even stranger when Harrison later being at a social gathering, with his wife and father-in-law, goes up to Ashbury's suite in the hotel where the gathering was taking place. there he finds that Chris Henderson, whom he though he killed in a road accident and hid his body, is really alive and staying with Ashbury in his hotel room! Then who did he, or did not, kill that dark rainy evening?

The film completely falls apart after that in trying to make Harrison French into some kind of avenger and have him concoct this unbelievable plan to turn the tables on the conniving Ashbury and have him face the music that he forced him and all the other members of his weird society to face all these years.

The ending taking place on the same road, and even in a likewise rain storm, where all the troubles for Harrison began in the movie is so outrageous that you wonder if "Shadow of Fear" wasn't really meant to be a comedy instead of a suspense drama and that the real story got lost during the final rushes and editing of the film.

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