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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 & 7 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
Dano Cerny Dano Cerny ... Byron Hummel (as Daniel Cerny)
Eve Roberts ... Gail Klein
Robin Pearson Rose ... Sarah
Debra Monk ... Alison
Cynthia Mace ... Cindy Dickens
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.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The flight path of the plane trip in the USA at the start of the movie was between San Francisco, California and Houston, Texas. See more »

Goofs

The TV news report says the flight number of the Intercity plane that went down was 202, however the newspaper article Jonah cuts out says it is 42. 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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Referenced in At the Movies: The Getaway/Blank Check/My Girl 2 (1994) See more »

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Arranged by Leroy Anderson
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Exceptional
2 April 2004 | by yoyomagooSee all my reviews

Fearless is a film about how one event can change lives forever. It's a film about hope, about those who bring it and lose it, a film about love and ultimately a film about the kindness of strangers.

Jeff Bridges is Max Klein, a victim of a horrific air crash that kills his best friend. However, he emerges from the accident a changed man, believing he has found a previously lost spirituality. He is no longer allergic to strawberries, something that nearly killed him as a child, for example. From here, he helps others come to terms with their loss, including Rosie Perez's Calrla.

Peter Weir is probably one of the best filmmakers currently working. He has yet to make a bad film, and even struggles to make mediocre ones. However, Fearless is something a cut above his usual high standard. Posing genuinely thought-provoking questions, yet never didactic or vague, Fearless makes you reconsider your own actions and their affect on other people.

The cast is uniformly excellent, with Bridges and Rosselini (as his wife) particularly good. Perez's much maligned Carla is solid enough. Look out for an early, rather excellent performance by Benecio Del Toro, too.

The film ends on an incredibly moving note. Incredibly beautiful and true, Fearless should be considered,a long with Gilliam's The Fisher King, one of the most overlooked gems of modern times.


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