The Fan


2h 1996

Brief Synopsis

An obsessive baseball fan snaps when his favorite player slides into a slump.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fan
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Sports
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Peggy Names
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
San Francisco, California, USA; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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.

Crew

Peter Abrahams

Source Material (From Novel)

Jennifer Amerine

Assistant

Monica Anderson

Assistant Editor

Craig Anthony

Wardrobe

Bob Arnold

Stunts

Christopher Aubin

Accounting Assistant

Howard Bachrach

Other

Vernel G Bakewell

Apprentice

David Barton

Makeup

Lisa S Beasley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

J P Beeghly

Assistant Camera Operator

Mayne Berke

Art Director

Ralph Bertelle

Other

Bryan Blair

Makeup

Jennifer Blair

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Blaze

Property Master

Matthew Booth

Assistant Editor

Claire Bowin

Set Decorator

Sharon Boyle

Music Supervisor

Dan Bronson

Costume Supervisor

Judy Brown

Other

Scott Burrow

Foley Editor

Mike Cameron

Stunts

Alison Cannon

Production Accountant

William Carruth

Adr Editor

R J Chambers

Stunts

Robin Chambers

Assistant

Rick Chavez

Assistant Property Master

Linda R Chen

Photography

Joe Chenier

Special Effects

Lana Chirco

Hair Stylist

Larry Cisewski

Consultant

Stan Cockrell

Assistant Property Master

David B Cohn

Sound Effects Editor

John T Connor

Assistant Camera Operator

Virginia Cook-mcgowan

Sound Effects Editor

Kyle Cooper

Main Title Design

Samuel C Crutcher

Sound Effects Editor

Ivana Crvelin

Assistant

Frank Darabont

Other

Craig Davis

Stunts

Gavin Debecker

Advisor

Carlos Delarios

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Dennis Dewaay

Construction Coordinator

Greg Dillon

Sound Effects Editor

Danial Donai

Stunts

Adam Druxman

Assistant Director

Nancy Dunbar

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Steven S Duncan

Transportation Coordinator

Phil Dupont

Assistant Director

Beverli Eagan

Set Designer

Stephen A Elsbree

Hair Stylist

David Emmerichs

Camera Operator

Richard Epper

Stunts

Steven E Fegley

Foreman

Wendy Finerman

Producer

Thom Floutz

Makeup

Bruce L. Fowler

Music Arranger

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Jennifer Giancola

Production Assistant

Tom Gibson

Dolly Grip

Tom Giordano

Video Assist/Playback

Gail Goldberg

Casting Associate

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Randy Gunter

Assistant Property Master

Anthony Hall

Rigging Gaffer

Diana Hammond

Screenplay

Dan Harvey

Consultant

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Nancy Bea Hefley

Other

Jerry Heiss

Assistant

Ida Lee Henderson

Production Accountant

Robert G Henderson

Sound Editor

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Ilona Herman

Hair

Kane Hodder

Stunts

David M Horton

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Hoskins

Other

Scott Hubbell

Stunts

Bill Hughes

Other

Bill Hughes

Technical Advisor

Meredith Humbracht

Assistant

Margo Hunt

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ric Ice

Technical Advisor

Margaret French Isaac

Coproducer

Carl Jackson

Technical Advisor

Yal Joel

Photography

Gary Moose Johnson

Transportation Captain

Adam Johnston

Sound Effects Editor

Leslie Jones

Stunts

Roxanne Jones

Sound Effects Editor

William B. Kaplan

Sound Mixer

Lawrence Karman

Camera Operator

Dan Kerns

Rigging Gaffer

Vanessa Kirby

Researcher

Rick Kline

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hilary Klym

Key Rigging Grip

Matthew Kohnen

Office Assistant

Jordana Kronen

Assistant Location Manager

Lt John Lane

Consultant

Lad Lanford

Assistant Editor

Tendaji Lathan

Production Assistant

Ernest H Lauterio

Craft Service

Paul A Levin

Post-Production Supervisor

Ellen Lewis

Casting

Ed Lipscomb

Assistant Location Manager

Billy Lucas

Stunts

John H Lucasey

Stunts

Adam Lustig

Assistant Art Director

Sheila Macdowell

Assistant Editor

Ed Maloney

Best Boy

Bill Manger

Sound Effects Editor

Joseph Manuella

Stunts

Johnny M Martin

Stunts

Steve Maslow

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Oscar A Mazzola

Art Assistant

Karin Mcelhatton

Animal Trainer

Emily Mcgovern

Production Assistant

Mark J. Meyers

Dolly Grip

Alan Meyerson

Music

Bob Miller

Technical Advisor

Claudio Miranda

Lighting Technician

Danny Moder

Camera

Greg Mooradian

Associate Producer

Robert M Moore

Costumes

Maggie Morgan

Assistant Costume Designer

Paul Murphey

Video Assist/Playback

Peggy Names

Cable Operator

Bob O'brien

Foley Editor

Kevin O'connell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Janet Ogletree

Assistant Editor

Daniel Orlandi

Costume Designer

Barrie M. Osborne

Executive Producer

David Pappas

Transportation Captain

Elaine Patarini

Assistant Location Manager

Olivia L Patton

Apprentice

Eddie Perez

Stunts

Hy Peskin

Photography

John Phillips

Sound Effects Editor

Chuck Picerni Jr.

Stunt Coordinator

Steve Picerni

Stunt Coordinator

John J Polce

Stunts

Janice Polley

Location Manager

J Michael Popovich

Key Grip

Roger J Pugliese

Unit Production Manager

Bob Putynkowski

Color Timer

Elaine Ramires

Costumes

Joe Ramsey

Special Effects Supervisor

Ida Random

Production Designer

H Dwight Raymond Iv

Assistant Editor

Tom Reta

Assistant Art Director

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

John Rottger

Stunts

Angie Rubin

Music Editor

Tommy Ruffner

Dolly Grip

Carlton Russell

Stunts

Greg P. Russell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rita Ryack

Costume Designer

Earl Sampson

Boom Operator

Martin Schaer

Camera Operator

Nick Schuster

Assistant Camera Operator

Ronald Scott

Hair Stylist

Andrew Sebok

Special Effects

Carrie Seely

Assistant

Scott Shaddon

Sound

Rodney Sharpp

Sound

Larry Shorts

Special Effects

Nanette Siegert

Production Coordinator

James Skotchdopole

Executive Producer

James Skotchdopole

Assistant Director

John Skotchdopole

Assistant Camera Operator

Adam Milo Smalley

Music Editor

Shaun Smith

Makeup

Richard Snell

Makeup Artist

Martha Jane Stanton

Photography

Mary Still

Costume Department

Phoef Sutton

Screenplay

Sharon Swab

Dga Trainee

Monte Swann

Video Playback

James Sweet

Best Boy Grip

Larry Sweet

Key Rigging Grip

F. Laini Thompson

Makeup

Scot Tinsley

Sound Effects Editor

P R Tooke

Script Supervisor

Peter Toumasis

Assistant

Jeff Trachtman

Set Production Assistant

Tierre Turner

Stunts

Bill Unger

Executive Producer

Marshall Vernet

Consultant

Jeff Vine

Assistant Camera Operator

Christian Adam Wagner

Editor

Paul Wagner

Assistant Editor

Brooke Henderson Ward

Sound Effects

Lynne Warr

Adr Editor

Gregory H Watkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Wells

Technical Advisor

James Westman

Unit Production Manager

John Wildermuth

Assistant Director

Jeffrey Wilhoit

Foley Artist

Gene Williams

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Fan
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Sports
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Peggy Names
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
San Francisco, California, USA; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Completed shooting February 23, 1996.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) August 29 - September 7, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video January 28, 1997

Released in United States Summer August 16, 1996

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States on Video January 28, 1997

Released in United States Summer August 16, 1996

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) August 29 - September 7, 1996.

Began shooting October 24, 1995.