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Fan, The(1996)

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Brief Synopsis

He is the one they look for when the Klieg lights blaze, the one whose picture hangs on the wall. His presence hits them like a drug. He is the light and the glory, a reason to live... even die. They are the untold millions whose adoration translates into magazine covers and multi-million contracts. They are the sea of faces rendered invisible by distance, blurred together by their sheer mass, known only in the collective as ''the fans.'' For all fans, the rules are unspoken but crystal-clear: you don''t get too close to your heroes. But one fan, Gil Renard, is about to bend those rules. The stellar career of his idol, Bobby Rayburn, means everything to Gil. It is the filter through which he''s viewed his own life, distilling it into something better. While Bobby''s star appears to fall, Gil''s own life spirals downward until he has nothing left but the prospect of returning his idol to his former glory, even if it means stepping out of the shadows of fandom and into his own dark center stage.

Cast & Crew

Tony Scott Director
Robert De Niro Gil Renard
Benicio Del Toro Juan Primo
Wesley Snipes Bobby Rayburn
Ellen Barkin Jewel Stern
Patti D'Arbanville Ellen Renard
Andrew J Ferchland Richie Renard
Brandon Hammond Sean Rayburn

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1996 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  TriStar Pictures
Sound:  Production Co:  Wendy Finerman Productions .....Production Company, Scott Free .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Tristar Pictures .....Production Company, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Production Company, Kevin Yagher Productions Inc .....Production Company, Cast Of Thousands .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Studio Animal Services .....Production Company, Cinema Research Corporation .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, City of Anaheim .....Production Company, City of Los Angeles .....Production Company, Film L.A., Inc. .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Us Department Of The Interior .....Production Company, National Park Services .....Production Company, CNN .....Production Company, Time, Inc. .....Production Company, Tvt Soundtrax .....Production Company, Technicolor .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, RCV Distribution .....Theatrical Distributor, Contender Entertainment .....Theatrical Distributor, Belga Films .....Theatrical Distributor, Amlf .....Theatrical Distributor, Focus Features .....Theatrical Distributor, Peggy Names .....Cable Operator, Tristar Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Cecchi Gori Pictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd. .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Tripictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Constantin Film Development, Inc. .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Village Roadshow Limited .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Summit Entertainment, Llc .....Foreign Distribution Sales, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor, .....Foreign Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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