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When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

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James Foley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... David McCall
Reese Witherspoon ... Nicole Walker
William Petersen ... Steve Walker
Amy Brenneman ... Laura Walker
Alyssa Milano ... Margo Masse
Christopher Gray Christopher Gray ... Toby
Tracy Fraim ... Logan
Gary Riley ... Hacker
Jason Kristofer ... Terry
Jed Rees ... Knobby
Todd Caldecott Todd Caldecott ... Gary Rohmer
Gerry Bean ... Eddie Clark (as John Oliver)
David Fredericks ... Larry O'Brien
Rav Toor ... Counterman (as Ravinder Toor)
Andrew Airlie ... Alex McDowell
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Nicole walker is the average 16 year old girl; wants to have fun, and dreams of her Prince Charming. When her and her best friend Margot appear at a party, she meets older bad boy David. Everything seems to be going so well and Nicole and David become a couple. Nicole's family like David and she decides she loves him enough to give herself to him one night after a date. However, as soon as they became official, David has become a possessive and jealous boyfriend. He even beats up one of Nicole's close male friends when he is seen giving her a hug at the end of school. After this dark event Nicole never wants to see David again but he tries his hardest to make sure Nicole will take him back. Soon enough she forgives him and things seem to be going well again until a sick situation involving Nicole's best friend Margot turns to her and David breaking up again. This time David is not taking any chances with not being with Nicole so him and his friends go into her family home and attempt ...

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Lie down with dogs, and you'll get up with fleas. Lie down with David, and you'll be lucky if you get up at all. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and terror, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Fear See more »

Filming Locations:

Mercer Island, Washington, USA See more »

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$20,754,000
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DTS | DTS-Stereo

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene where Steve Walker (William Petersen) is ransacking the house, in which David (Mark Wahlberg) lives, "Chucky" from the Child's Play/Chucky film franchise can be seen briefly on the mantle in his room. See more »

Goofs

When Nicole and Gary talk in the school cafeteria, her hair jumps around several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Laura Walker: [calling upstairs to Nicole in the shower] Nicole, save some hot water for your father!
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Referenced in Scream: The TV Series: Happy Birthday to Me (2016) See more »

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Irie Vibe
Written by Mark Wahlberg, Fabian Cooke
Performed by One Love
Courtesy of Solely Blunted Productions, Inc.
Solely Blunted Publishers (ASCAP)
Seven Peaks Music, Inc./Bag-A-Songs
All Rights for Bag-A-Songs Administered by Seven Peaks Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Obvious, predictable, mechanical, and mediocre.
14 July 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Fear" is a mediocre suspense/thriller about a teenage daughter (Witherspoon) who is terrorized by an exboyfriend (Wahlberg). An ordinary and predictable formula flick, "Fear" goes through the motions mechanically, obviously manipulated for maximum effect. For example, Walhberg's constantly looking into the camera with chin down and eyes up to give him an evil look becomes almost laughable. Forgettable escapism most likely appreciated by younger adults who haven't seen this genre run into the ground.


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