MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,571 this week

Fade to Black (2006)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 679 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 9 critic

In an attempt to recover from his marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy...only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

Director:

Writers:

(book),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 203 titles
created 21 Oct 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 134 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fade to Black" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fade to Black (2006)

Fade to Black (2006) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fade to Black.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

Director: Myles Connell
Stars: Christopher Walken, Peter McDonald, Anne Pitoniak
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four women plan a dangerous strike against a band of Mexican drug traffickers. Motivated by revenge, this action could change their luck forever. The cast: power, lust and money.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Stars: Diego Luna, Victoria Abril, Ariadna Gil
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A man learns that the bio father he knew nothing about is involved in a world of crime. Upon dad's death he is expected to join his new "family."

Director: Lyndon Chubbuck
Stars: Michael Rapaport, Christopher Walken, Robert Forster
$5 a Day (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road.

Director: Nigel Cole
Stars: Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Sharon Stone
Fade to Black (1980)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A shy, lonely, film geek goes on a killing spree against those who bully and browbeat him, while at the same time, he stalks his idol; a Marilyn Monroe look-alike.

Director: Vernon Zimmerman
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford
The Lark Farm (2007)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi
Sólo mía (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A women meets a charming man and falls in love, they get married and start a family. As they age and have children, the man's becomes violent and abusive.

Director: Javier Balaguer
Stars: Sergi López, Paz Vega, Elvira Mínguez
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On a lark in Tijuana, a carefree Brazilian art student crosses paths with a brooding Mexican journalist, sparking a cascade of events across both Mexico and Brazil. As Dolores and Damián discover an intimate love and a mysterious spiritual heritage, they struggle with ever more costly choices.

Director: Carlos Bolado
Stars: Diego Luna, Alice Braga, Damián Alcázar
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: José Luis García Sánchez
Stars: Manuel Bandera, María Barranco, Luis Bermejo
Carambola (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Kurt Hollander
Stars: Roberto Cobo, Laura Hidalgo, Diego Luna
The Real Untouchables (TV Movie 2001)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Director: John Fothergill
Stars: James Woods, Bob Kaliebe, Dominic Capone
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Massimo Cappelli
Stars: Fabio Troiano, Violante Placido, Carla Signoris
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Tommaso Moreno
...
Lea Padovani
...
Brewster
...
Aida Padovani
...
Stella
...
Viola
Zoran Miljkovic ...
Customs Agent
Milan Jelic ...
Pale Journalist
Dubravko Jovanovic ...
Journalist 1
Vladimir Aleksic ...
Journalist 2
Pino Ammendola ...
Grisha
Marko Zivic ...
Assistant Director
Frano Lasic ...
Dellere
Paolo Lorimer ...
Tufano
Edit

Storyline

In an attempt to recover from his marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy...only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | actor | italy | See All (3) »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (Serbia)  »

Also Known As:

Um Nome na Lista  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kenneth Branagh was going to be the lead when the project was announced in late 1999. See more »

Quotes

Orson Welles: [Last lines, narrating] And what in the end did I do? I made a crummy picture, and not a lot of difference. It's not as if things would have been any better had the Communists got in. "Same shit," as my friend would say, "different flies." Still, one HELL of a trip... So that just about wraps it up. And when people ask me if all this was true, well, like I say, if you're looking for facts, pick up the history book - just be sure to check who wrote it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Orson Welles - Fade to Black (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Orson would have loved it!
16 February 2008 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie immensely. It captures the sense of Orson Welles as an adventurer, trying to raise money for movies which he understands better than those around him and instead making ones for other people which he knows are rubbish. On his travels in 1948 Italy, he stumbles into a murder mystery connected, perhaps too loosely, with a political conspiracy.

It's cleverly made and very funny. I loved the playfulness which nodded at Welles's work without doing anything as crass as obvious references. It's an enjoyable story. Not a great thriller, the insights and revelations weren't surprising but that only made it more real and engrossing.

Huston was encouraged to do part Orson and part his Father, John. He's a likable, believable hero matched by a good, mainly Serbian cast. Paz Vega is excellent as the heroine and Diego Luna gives a wonderful turn as the second hero to Welles, reminds me of James Macavoy, only likable.


24 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
They filmed it in Serbia. jodetumadre2000
Metallica? camjben
A few pictures from the film ladypilot
Being Pedantic coldcalfcity
About Fade To Black Gandalf086
I was danny,s stand in bigrainbow1
Discuss Fade to Black (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?