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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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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

Gross USA:

$6,995,302
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To help him get to grips with his character, Max, Jeff Bridges spent some time with his good friend Gary Busey who, years before, had been in a severe motorbike accident which had put him into a coma. See more »

Goofs

Camera operator reflected in Klein's sunglasses when he's leaning against the car tire near the beginning. 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 The Simpsons: Fear of Flying (1994) See more »

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Mai Nozipo
Written by Dumisani Maraire
Performed by Kronos Quartet with Dumisani Maraire, ngoma and hosho
Courtesy of ELEKTRA NONESUCH
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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tears of separation
4 August 2000 | by moviekid-2See all my reviews

I got to tell you. This is the kind of movie that will make you cry for like two hours. It was a film that dealt with people who lost their loved ones and how they cope with the loss. I was blown away from Jeff Bridges's performance. He could have downright earned a Oscar nomination. I thought all of the stars in this film was great. I thought that this was Peter Weir's best film since Witness. When i normally sees movies that are tearjerkers, I normally don't cry. But, after I saw this film, I was in buckets of tears. The direction was great, the acting was superb. I think it's true what they say about films. When it comes to writing a film, it's very easy to make people cry but it's heard to make people laugh. Out of that subject, it was a powerful film and I highly recommend it.

10 out of 10.


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