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The Fan (1996)

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Release Date
• USA: Aug 16, 1996
DVD Release Date
• R1: Dec 9, 1997

Budget $55,000,000

MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong language throughout and some intense violence.

Running Time
1 hour, 56 minutes

Country USA

Studio Sony Pictures Entertainment

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• The Fan
• Der Fan (1996)

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Genre: Thriller, Sports, Kidnapping, Suspense, Murder, Psychos, Psychodrama, Disturbing, Cult Classic

Tagline: Fear strikes.

Plot: Quick-tempered Gil Renard (Robert De Niro) has an ex-wife who hates him, a son who fears him, and a job that he’s about to lose. The only thing that this down-on-his-luck knife salesman can count on is baseball. He's a loyal, die hard fan, specifically when it comes to his favorite player, Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes). Renard has followed Rayburn’s career since day one and is thrilled that his hero has just signed with his hometown team, the San Francisco Giants. When Rayburn hits a slump, his number one fan decides to help him by any means necessary. But when Rayburn discovers the lengths to which his admirer has gone to "help" him and begins to fear Renard, the disturbed fan becomes disillusioned with his hero and focuses his aggression toward Rayburn and his family. De Niro is creepy and menacing as the obsessed Renard, a psychotic stalker who ingratiates himself with his victim. Directed by Tony Scott (TOP GUN, CRIMSON TIDE), the film is based on the novel by Peter Abrahams.

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 Directed by
Tony Scott
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 Written by
Phoef Sutton
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Robert De Niro
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Wesley Snipes
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Ellen Barkin
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John Leguizamo
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Benicio Del Toro
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Kurt Fuller
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Patti D'Arbanville
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 Music By
Hans Zimmer
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