• The Fan (1996)

The Fan

Release Date: August 16th, 1996

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 1997

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

A troubled salesman who peddles knives, Gil Renard (Robert De Niro) has a volatile personality, which has resulted in divorce and a strained relationship with his young son. The one thing that Renard cares passionately about is baseball, particularly the San Francisco Giants and the team's newest recruit, Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes). As Renard's personal life continues to crumble, he begins obsessively tracking Rayburn, leading to kidnapping and even murder.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo, Benicio Del Toro, Patti D'Arbanville, Chris Mulkey, Andrew J. Ferchland

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Mandalay Entertainment, Scott Free Productions

Keywords: Son , Pursuit , Murder , Tense , Fall , 1990s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Scott's idea of making movies is to bludgeon or deafen his audience with every scene. In another line of work he'd be certifiable. [16 Aug 1996, p.A8]

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    Director Tony Scott's stylistic flourishes haven't been put to such creepily seductive use since The Hunger. show more

  • 63
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Tony Scott's vigorous direction is sometimes too vigorous. Loud rock music underscores many scenes, and Scott's habit of shooting at odd angles begins to seem like a mannerism. But on the whole his ambitious attack helps make The Fan entertaining in the moment, even if it's forgettable immediately afterward. show more

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