Fear (1996)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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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.




  • Mark Wahlberg in Fear (1996)
  • Reese Witherspoon in Fear (1996)
  • Alyssa Milano and Reese Witherspoon in Fear (1996)
  • Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon in Fear (1996)
  • Alyssa Milano and Mark Wahlberg at an event for Fear (1996)
  • Mark Wahlberg in Fear (1996)

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17 August 2001 | Raydio
| Surprisingly entertaining, despite the negative reviews
The story behind the film "Fear" is nothing new. Obsessive love leading to dangerous fatal attraction. But I'm not ashamed to say that I really enjoyed watching this movie. To be sure, there were the typical cliches (did anyone not know that the security guard was SO dead!). However, the action in the film keeps things moving along at a steady pace, and the tension builds towards the reasonably satisfying climax. Performances by the lead characters were generally quite good. I found Mark Wahlbergs character to be quite convincing and quite menacing, though I agree he would certainly benefit from some speech coaching. The two young female leads, Reese Witherspoon and Alyssa Milano, did a good job playing the victims, and certainly add value to the film for their attractiveness alone. The standout performance for me was that of William L. Petersen as the father. Most of his actions/reactions rang true to me. Was "Fear" a great movie? Not really. Was it a good, satisfying and ultimately entertaining way to spend 97 minutes? Yes indeed. Even my wife stayed awake till the end, and that's worth an 8/10 alone.

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Release Date:

12 April 1996



Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Mercer Island, Washington, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,312,240 14 April 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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