• Fear (1996)


Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 1998

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

When 16-year-old Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) meets 23-year-old David McCall (Mark Wahlberg) at a Seattle nightclub, she falls in love. David is exciting and charming, and despite the wide age gap, he wins over Nicole's family -- except for her workaholic father, Steven (William Petersen), who's suspicious of David from the start. His concerns are realized when David turns out to be a violent sociopath who sees Nicole as his possession, and her family home a fortress to be invaded.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman, Alyssa Milano, Christopher Gray, Todd Caldecott, Tracy Fraim

Director: James Foley

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Growing up , Suspenseful , Escape , Mother , Father , House , 1990s , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    Testosterone-driven entertainment with a moral, sleekly directed by James Foley. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    Forceful and well-acted. Fear truly lives up to its title. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's a maddening, satisfying, junky, enjoyable picture. show more

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