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Fallen (1998)

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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

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Gregory Hoblit

Writer:

Nicholas Kazan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... John Hobbes
John Goodman ... Jonesy
Donald Sutherland ... Lt. Stanton
Embeth Davidtz ... Gretta Milano
James Gandolfini ... Lou
Elias Koteas ... Edgar Reese
Gabriel Casseus ... Art
Michael J. Pagan ... Sam
Robert Joy ... Charles
Frank Medrano ... Charles' Killer
Ronn Munro Ronn Munro ... Mini Golf Owner
Cynthia Hayden Cynthia Hayden ... Society Woman
Ray Xifo ... Society Man
Tony Michael Donnelly Tony Michael Donnelly ... Toby
Tara Carnes Tara Carnes ... Teenage Girl
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Storyline

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. Written by Ben Borg <benborg@mediaone.net>

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Don't trust a soul. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poseídos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,401,566, 16 January 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,188,006, 22 March 1998
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Denzel Washington spent time traveling with detectives to prepare for his role. He soon learned that some of the cops carried two pairs of shoes around with them in the trunk of their cars, since the shoes they were wearing would often get blood on them from them, attending various murder scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Hobbes returns to the wood cabin towards the end of the film, he enters and stands looking around for a moment, with a window to his left. A definite human shadow can be seen walking past the window, despite Hobbes supposed to being alone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Azazel: I wanna tell you about the time I almost died...
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Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: The Pleasantville Strangler (1999) See more »

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Time Is On My Side
Written by Jerry Ragovoy (as Jerry Ragovoy)
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham (as Andrew Oldham)
Published by Unichappell Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Abkco Records
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Poor lost souls
3 June 2002 | by nik_trajkovskiSee all my reviews

I have been reading with interest the comments made by others users of this film. So first, let me say that I loved the film. Interesting, well paced, excellent choice of music. The movie is unique, with a magnificent twist that almost annoys you (but I won't say anymore).

Second, some of the users making comments seemed to have missed the plot. Those people who are saying it doesn't have enough action clearly have a limited appreciation for film genres. Stick to your fast paced action movies, and don't bother writing your limited opinions about other movies genres. You don't have the mental capacity to take in anything other that brain numbing gun fights, explosions and car chases.

To say that," Goodman is smoking in the movie and I don't like smoking", OR they said "'Oh my God' in the movie and I don't like that", really has no relevance as to the validity of whether the movie was good or not. If people are so intolerant , then stick to watch lawm bowls. This is a brilliant movie that should not be missed.

All of which I like, but then, I like many different types of movies.


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