Fearless (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Disaster Film  |   Release Date - Oct 15, 1993 (USA)  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Adapted by screenwriter Rafael Yglesias from his own novel, Fearless explores the complex struggle back to mental health of post-traumatic stress disorder victim Max Klein (Jeff Bridges). One of few survivors of a fatal plane crash, Klein remains calm and assists other survivors out of the burning debris, earning praise as a hero by the media. After stoically departing the tragedy without a word to emergency officials, Max returns home with detached feelings towards his wife (Isabella Rossellini) and son, along with a bizarre, seemingly authentic belief that he is now impervious to harm. Bill Perlman (John Turturro), a psychiatrist for the airline, fails to reach Max about his newfound fearlessness, but asks for his help in aiding Carla (Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Rosie Perez), a fellow crash survivor filled with grief and guilt over the loss of her baby. In one of his earlier roles, Benicio del Toro plays a small part as Carla's boyfriend.

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barnstorming, disaster, air-disaster, courage, crash, craziness, love, meaning-of-life, psychiatry, rescue, romance, survivor

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