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Fearless (1993)

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A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Rafael Yglesias (novel), Rafael Yglesias (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Max Klein
Isabella Rossellini ... Laura Klein
Rosie Perez ... Carla Rodrigo
Tom Hulce ... Brillstein
John Turturro ... Dr. Bill Perlman
Benicio Del Toro ... Manny Rodrigo
Deirdre O'Connell ... Nan Gordon
John de Lancie ... Jeff Gordon (as John De Lancie)
Spencer Vrooman Spencer Vrooman ... Jonah Klein
Daniel Cerny Daniel Cerny ... Byron Hummel
Eve Roberts ... Gail Klein
Robin Pearson Rose Robin Pearson Rose ... Sarah
Debra Monk ... Alison
Cynthia Mace ... Cindy Dickens
Randle Mell Randle Mell ... Peter Hummel
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Storyline

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived. Written by Reid Gagle

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Some people are afraid of nothing.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and airplane crash realism | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was Oscar nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Rosie Perez but lost out to Anna Paquin for The Piano (1993). See more »

Goofs

When Klein is driving his town car in the desert, we first see the license plate (from the front) as 2ZRM111; as he drives away a few minutes later, the rear plate shows 2ZRM120. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cop: [seeing more survivors] Hey, there's more over here! Bring another team! Another team here by the tail! We're going to need a lot more help.
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Connections

Referenced in Unbreakable (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto No.5 in E Flat for Piano and Orchestra
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy and Wiener Philharmoniker (as The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Zubin Mehta (as Zubin Meta)
Courtesy of DECCA/LONDON RECORDS
By Arrangement with POLYGRAM SPECIAL MARKETS
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Trauma of the Modern World...
14 June 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

Films like this, where the main character survives a plane crash, reveal more of how unprepared a hunter gatherer mind is to the trauma of the modern world, let alone after a traumatic event. When the fight or flight mechanism is unable to function, when there's nowhere to run and nothing can be done, the stress and anguish experienced must be one of the most painful emotions a human mind can experience. We also get another perspective, perhaps one more recognisable, through the helplessness of losing a loved one, a young child, in the same tragedy, completely unprepared and instant.

Yet we continue to push, push, push, backing ourselves into metaphorical corners with no means to escape or defend ourselves. This is deep introspective film making, as relevant as ever, with great performances from some truly great actors.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joyride See more »

Filming Locations:

Arvin, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,044, 17 October 1993

Gross USA:

$6,995,302

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,995,302
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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