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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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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

The 'demon vision' footage in the film was shot using a film stock called Ektachrome, which is developed for stills photography. Additionally, the scenes were all shot at 6fps and printed at 24fps, meaning each frame is exposed four times. Coupled with camera movements, this technique gives a blurred/streaky quality. A mesmerizer lens was also used, which allows the camera operator to cock the lens several degrees to the left or right. See more »

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When (after about 78 minutes) Hobbes enters Stanton's office, Stanton is hanging up the phone. In the next cut, when Hobbes sits down, Stanton is hanging up the phone once again. See more »

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[first lines]
Azazel: I wanna tell you about the time I almost died...
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References Shocker (1989) See more »

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Who Is He And What Is He To You
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Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello
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A supernatural thriller with a great story!
29 January 2005 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

The great cast already hints at it, "Fallen" is a great movie.

Best way to watch this movie is to not know too much about it. Just pick up the movie and let it surprise you. It's like "Identity", the less you know about it, the better.

Director Gregory Hoblit is a great and underrated director. He knows how to get the maximum out of everything. He also directed the movies "Primal Fear" and "Frequency" and much acclaimed television series episodes for "Hill Street Blues", "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue".

Really great about the movie is the story by Nicholas Kazan (yes, indeed the son of...). It's supernatural but it still knows how to remain believable and realistic. The viewer never knows what he is going to get and what will happen next. This is why it is best not to know too much about this movie's story before viewing it for the first time. All of the story its surprises will work better this way.

A bit of an forgotten underrated movie.

8/10

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