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Fear X (2003)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 4 April 2003 (Denmark)
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When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

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Nicolas Winding Refn (screenplay by), Hubert Selby Jr. (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Harry
Deborah Kara Unger ... Kate
Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Phil (as Stephen McIntyre)
William Allen Young ... Agent Lawrence
Gene Davis ... Ed (as Eugene M. Davis)
Mark Houghton ... Diner Cop
Jacqueline Ramel ... Claire
James Remar ... Peter
Nadia Litz ... Ellen
Amanda Ooms ... Prostitute
Liv Corfixen ... Hotel Waitress
Frank Adamson ... Adamson
Spencer Duncanson Spencer Duncanson ... Man
Dan K. Toth Dan K. Toth ... Hotel Clerk
Jeffrey R. Lawrence Jeffrey R. Lawrence ... Sergeant Frank
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Storyline

After his wife is murdered in a parking garage, mall security agent Harry obsessively studies security camera footage in order to find out who has killed her and why. After the discovery of a meaningful clue, his investigation soon takes a dark turn. Written by bjongen

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The Past Can Never Be Rewound

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark | Canada | UK | Brazil

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear X - Im Angesicht der Angst See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Budget:

$6,600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As of 2013, it is director Nicolas Winding Refn's only PG-13 rated film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harry: Unit 14 here. I got a white, middle-aged male, he just took a cardigan and slipped it into his bag. Area A-91, over.
Control Room Guard: Copy. Got the suspect on camera. Over.
Harry: Stay on him, here I go...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits appear on footage from CCTV security tapes. See more »

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Referenced in Transformers (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting In Montana
By Dean Landon, Caron Nightingale
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What is real and what is illusion?...
12 August 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

This film takes a few viewings, and you will still be puzzling over the theme. John Turturro is Harry Cain, a mall security guard mourning the death of his wife.

The film is very visual (the hotel in Montana was filmed by a renowned Kubrick photographer) Some scenes are ominous, and may remind you of "The Shining". The winter environment, Harry's work as an anonymous security guard, all seem to infer his alienation from reality. Also the house across the street, which he begins to fixate on, believing he saw his wife go into the house. Is he hallucinating, or is this really happening?.

The film starts slow, but is suspenseful and atmospheric. If you like psychological drama, you will truly enjoy this film. 9/10


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