#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Three-times MVP baseball player Bobby Rayburn joins the San Francisco Giants, and obsessive fan, whose profession is selling hunting knives, Gil Renard is excited over that. But Rayburn plays the worst season of his career and Renard tries to do everything to help him, but goes too far.
Plot: When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory—not even murder.
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De Niro makes it all worthwhile (just)
A flawed movie, but worth seeing for De Niro’s performance as Gil Renard, an increasingly crazed fan/stalker. Also, yet again, baseball shows itself as the sport most able to provide striking visual metaphors for the ups and downs of life (though, as a Brit, I’ve noted some of the specific criticisms aimed at the baseball sequences in this movie by IMDb commenters from the US).
Where the movie, via the genius of De Niro, certainly succeeds is in convincingly demonstrating how easily and quickly obsessive devotion can turn to obsessive hatred, when the object of that devotion fails to meet the assumptions of the extreme fan. Certainly, there’s some of Max Cady, the Cape Fear psychotic, in his portrayal; but there’s also a lot of Rupert Pupkin, the confused kidnapper and would-be comic from King of Comedy – both films, of course, directed by Martin Scorsese.
Where the film fails is in being too repetitive and, consequently, a bit too long; one or two of the scenes where Gil is trying to sell his knives are superfluous; and, when Gil is at the game with his son, why does the camera have to keep cutting to the woman in the crowd – once or twice would have been sufficient. Several of the scenes also seem derivative, especially those involving Dan Butler, as Garitty the sales manager, which echo Glengarry Glen Ross. A major unconvincing aspect is that surely a $40m signing, like Bobby Raybourn (Wesley Snipes), would be surrounded by a lot more razzmatazz than simply one not-too-effective agent (John Leguizamo).
But, on the whole, one to rent or watch on TV (as I’ve just done) if nothing more compelling is available.
A very tense sport drama/thriller
Robert De Niro’s stern performance is riveting! I’m blown away The Fan has a 5.9 at the same time it’s understandable with the way it’s filmed. A business/baseball fanatic trying to be a good father even though it’s difficult with a edgy X wife not allowing the dad around. The soundtrack, suspense, drama and writing are magnificent! Surely has its flaws but to me The Fan blows any feelings out of the park.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min), 1 hr 52 min (112 min) (Finland), 1 hr 54 min (114 min) (Spain)
Genre Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Director Tony Scott
Writer Peter Abrahams (book), Phoef Sutton (screenplay)
Actors Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company TriStar Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Mandalay Entertainment
Sound Mix SDDS (8 channels), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,255 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm