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Fearless (1993)

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

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Max Klein
... Laura Klein
... Carla Rodrigo
... Brillstein
... Dr. Bill Perlman
... Manny Rodrigo
... Nan Gordon
... Jeff Gordon (as John De Lancie)
Spencer Vrooman ... Jonah Klein
Daniel Cerny ... Byron Hummel
... Gail Klein
... Sarah
... Alison
... Cindy Dickens
... 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

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

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5 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Joyride  »

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Gross USA:

$6,995,302
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1.85 : 1
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Jeff Bridges and Benicio Del Toro; and two Oscar nominees: Rosie Perez and Tom Hulce. 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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LENTO SOSTENUTO TRANQUILLO MA CANTABILE
From Symphony No. 3 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs")
Written by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
David Zinman, conductor
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Performed by London Sinfonietta
Courtesy of ELEKTRA NONESUCH
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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Great Performance by Bridges in an Amazing Film
20 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This was a superb film. The actors were uniformly excellent. Jeff Bridges delivers one of his many outstanding, understated performances and should have had an Oscar nomination for this role. While I truly enjoy and respect Tom Hanks, Bridges' performance far surpassed Hanks' that year and Philadelphia was a mediocre movie at best.

The screenplay for Fearless was imaginative and original. I have never seen a story like it. Every scene in the film felt natural and real. The psychological thru-lines were utterly believable and no moment was over played or exploited. Every scene played as the most logical event based on the actions that came before it.

The characters, down to the smallest bit parts, were real and sympathetic. There were no good guys and bad guys. Each character, even the lawyer, had depth, multiple dimensions and valid reasons for their behavior. This was not the shallow Hollywood blockbuster designed to bring in the biggest box office possible. It was a thoughtful, often painful and sometimes exhilarating examination of normal people reacting to the most extreme of circumstances.

One technical note. The soundtrack on my disc was very muddy. I had to turn the sound up much higher than I usually do and yet there were still some lines of dialog that I could not make out. Still this was an outstanding under-appreciated film that deserves to be seen and experienced by a wide audience.


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