The Fan

Fear strikes.

Knife salesman Gil Renard (Robert De Niro) is denied the right to visit his son, and the frustrations in his life turn his vicious attention to ace baseball player Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes). A stalker thriller that tries to be more than just that, but fails miserably. De Niro knows how to intimidate audiences, but this is hardly another Cape Fear, even though Tony Scott seems to be aiming for that Scorsese intensity. Unfortunately, the film is overblown and overstated when it needs to be quietly energetic and challenging to the mind.

1996-U.S. 117 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Tony Scott. Cast: Robert De Niro (Gil Renard), Wesley Snipes (Bobby Rayburn), Ellen Barkin (Jewel Stern), John Leguizamo, Benicio Del Toro, Patti D’Arbanville-Quinn.

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