Fear

Fear (1996)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Family, Mature, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Film, Erotic Thriller, Neo-Noir, Psychological Thriller Film, Teen Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 12, 1996  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Fear is a 1996 American psychological thriller film directed by James Foley (who co-scripted without credit) and written by Christopher Crowe. It was originally titled No Fear, without bearing any connection to the same-named line of sporting apparel. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Alyssa Milano and Amy Brenneman. Described by producer Brian Grazer as "Fatal Attraction for teens" (a recollection in which Witherspoon and Wahlberg have the Michael Douglas and Glenn Close roles, respectively, while Petersen is in Anne Archer's), the film is an "intimacy thriller", a film subgenre which became highly successful in the 1990s. It revolves around an upper-middle class Seattle family whose seemingly perfect, yet humdrum existence is threatened, when their teenage daughter begins dating an attractive and mysterious young man, much to her father's chagrin.

Although Fear was largely derided by critics upon its theatrical release, it became a marginal sleeper hit in the spring of 1996, grossing $20 million at the U.S. box office. It has since developed a reputation as a cult film, while at the same time launching teen idol status for its two young leads, who were romantically linked at the time of the film's premiere. Wahlberg was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.

Movie Info

Box Office

$20,831,000

Tags

David, Nicole, Nicole Walker, Psychopath, Seattle, Teenage Girl, William Petersen

Attributes

Filming Location: Vancouver
Narrative Location: Seattle, Washington

Alternate Titles

Angel y demonio
AR
Baimė
LT
Fear
AU, CA, DK, FR, IN, NL, AE, GB, US
Fear - Wenn die Liebe Angst macht
DE
Frica
RO
Hiipivää kauhua
FI
Hirm
EE
Medo
BR
Miedo
MX
No Fear
, US
O Medo
PT
Obsession mortelle
CA
Olethrios erotas
GR
Pahud
IL
Pasión obsesiva
ES
Paura
IT
Pelko
FI
Rettegés
HU
Saplantı
TR
Strach
PL
Strah
HR, RS, SI
Ολέθριος έρωτας
GR
Страх
BG, RU, RS, UA
悪魔の恋人
JP
致命的危機
TW