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Fear (1996)

When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

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James Foley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... David McCall
Reese Witherspoon ... Nicole Walker
William Petersen ... Steve Walker
Amy Brenneman ... Laura Walker
Alyssa Milano ... Margo Masse
Christopher Gray Christopher Gray ... Toby
Tracy Fraim ... Logan
Gary Riley ... Hacker
Jason Kristofer ... Terry
Jed Rees ... Knobby
Todd Caldecott Todd Caldecott ... Gary Rohmer
Gerry Bean ... Eddie Clark (as John Oliver)
David Fredericks ... Larry O'Brien
Rav Toor ... Counterman (as Ravinder Toor)
Andrew Airlie ... Alex McDowell
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Storyline

Nicole walker is the average 16 year old girl; wants to have fun, and dreams of her Prince Charming. When her and her best friend Margot appear at a party, she meets older bad boy David. Everything seems to be going so well and Nicole and David become a couple. Nicole's family like David and she decides she loves him enough to give herself to him one night after a date. However, as soon as they became official, David has become a possessive and jealous boyfriend. He even beats up one of Nicole's close male friends when he is seen giving her a hug at the end of school. After this dark event Nicole never wants to see David again but he tries his hardest to make sure Nicole will take him back. Soon enough she forgives him and things seem to be going well again until a sick situation involving Nicole's best friend Margot turns to her and David breaking up again. This time David is not taking any chances with not being with Nicole so him and his friends go into her family home and attempt ...

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With boyfriends like this, enemies are the last thing you need. See more »

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and terror, sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Fear See more »

Filming Locations:

Mercer Island, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,312,240, 14 April 1996

Gross USA:

$20,831,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,831,000
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2.39 : 1
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The tattoo David gives himself reads, "NICOLE 4 EVA". See more »

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The popularity of Rebelde - and of Britney Spears "Baby One More Time" video - notwithstanding, it is very unlikely that students at any public school would be permitted to wear attire as revealing as Margo's and Nicole's. Also, it is even less likely that 20-somethings (like David and Company) would be allowed on and off school property without a reservation and/or a security check. See more »

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Laura Walker: [calling upstairs to Nicole in the shower] Nicole, save some hot water for your father!
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Not just a simple case of harassment
13 January 2009 | by sol1218See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Your usual psycho movie with a bit of a twist, like snapping one's neck, that has to do with this loved crazed teenager David McCall, Mark Wahlberg, who just can't let go of the object of his obsession pretty blond high school student Nicole Walker, Reese Witherspoon, whom he want's to be his "woman" even if it kills her!

Meeting David through a mutual friend Margo Masse, Alyssa Milano, Nicole is completely captivated by the handsome and muscular young man's shyness and sincerity towards her. As we, and Nicole, soon find out David has a past that he wants people, especially Nicoles parents, not to not know anything about.

Orphaned early in life David became an incorrigible youth that lead him from one broken home, in trying to get him adopted, to another. Now in his teens David has drifted into Seattle and started this gang of both drug dealing and drug partying thugs that Margo, Nicole' best friend, got involved with. David's true personality comes to the surface when he catches Nicole with her friend Gary, Todd Caldecott, outside of school kissing and almost beats the young man into a coma! Why this dangerous lunatic wasn't arrested and put away, with the criminal record he already had, shows how slow and ineffective the justice system really is.

Worming his way into both Nicole's heart and home David starts to get to work on both her parents Steve and Laura Walker, William Petersen & Amy Brenneman, with his charm and and boyish innocence. It's Nicole's dad Steve who at first sees what a lowlife and dangerous rat, in his little boy lost and without love routine, David is and this results in him being the major target, when he goes wacko, of David's mindless violence. When Nicole goes to pay David a surprise visit she sees just exactly what he's really all about. Peeking inside David's pad, a drug den, Nicoel's sees David and his gang partying and shooting up with her friend, who looks like she's totally wiped out, Margo as the star attraction!

It's when Steve after taking all the cr*p that David could dish out, on him and his family, goes to his gang's clubhouse drug den and sees among other outrages that he secretly, after having sex with her, stole his daughter's panties-to prove that he did it- that he finally loses his cool! Going berserk Steve wrecks the place together with all the drugs and drug paraphernalia thats there! It's after that when things, if they weren't already, really start to get out of hand in the movie. A mad as hell David, now seeking bloody revenge, and his gang get so carried away in their actions against the Walkers that they not only break into their well fortified home and but even go so far as to murder, if that's the word for it, the family pet and guard dog Kaiser by decapitating him!

The final few minutes in the movie-with his gang members by then either killed or put to flight- has the by now totally deranged David go after, after almost beating him to death, Steve as his "love" Nicoel stands helplessly by in not being able to do anything to save of father from getting is brains blown out! It's that fear on Nicoel's part that has her do what she should have done much earlier in the movie! Stick it to her deranged psycho lover and stick it where it hurts most!


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