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Fear (1996)

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

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

He wants to make you his...in the worst way. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,312,240, 14 April 1996

Gross USA:

$20,831,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,831,000
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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to this movie, James Foley directed Madonna's music videos "Live to Tell", "Papa Don't Preach", and "True Blue". "Live to Tell" is about deceit, mistrust, scars, and being strong in spite of everything. All of which Nicole must deal with throughout the movie. "Papa Don't Preach" mirrors Nicole's strained relationship with her father and stepmother, who mean well, but at first can't relate to her as well as they think they can. "True Blue" parallels David and Nicole's initial feelings for each other, which (particularly in David's case) soon get way out of hand. See more »

Goofs

When Margo comes to visit Nicole at her home it is dark outside. When the two girls go outside a few minutes later it is light. 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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Features Married... with Children: Dances with Weezie (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Parents watch out who your little girl is hanging out with !
6 March 1999 | by Against_The_GrainSee all my reviews

What I have to say? I have the fresh image of the film because I saw it just a couple of minutes ago.Wow! Mark Wahlberg is the most JEALOUS boyfriend I ever seen. The part where he beat his girlfriend´s friend was a prelude of Aggression, Hypocrisy, Jealousy & more Aggression!!!! Critically spoken, I think the movie was a little ficticious....We know that David was really mentally perturbed but...how could he be so evil? He was really scary. Poor little girl...what a boyfriend she had uh?

Anyways the movie was good. At least I had fun watching it. I give it a 7.


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