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The Fan

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Duration:
116 min | Finland:112 min | Spain:114 min
Genres:
Action | Drama | Sport | Thriller
IMDB rate:
5.8
Director:
Tony Scott
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1996-08-16
Filming Locations: Indoor Pool, Biltmore Hotel - 506 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $55,000,000
Opening Weekend: $6,271,406 (USA) (18 August 1996)
Gross: $18,573,791 (USA) (10 November 1996)
Cast
Actor
Character
John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
The Fan
Robert De Niro
Gil Renard
Wesley Snipes
Bobby Rayburn
Ellen Barkin
Jewel Stern
Benicio Del Toro
Juan Primo
Patti D'Arbanville
Ellen Renard
Chris Mulkey
Tim
Andrew J. Ferchland
Richie Renard
Brandon Hammond
Sean Rayburn
Charles Hallahan
Coop
Dan Butler
Garrity
Kurt Fuller
Bernie
Michael Jace
Scalper
Frank Medrano
Leon, the Bartender
Don S. Davis
Stook
John Kruk
Lanz
Stoney Jackson
Zamora
Brad William Henke
Tjader (as Brad Henke)
Drew Snyder
Burrows
Edith Diaz
Elvira
Walter Addison
Detective Lewis
Wayne Duvall
Detective Baker
Joe Pichler
Sick Sean
James MacDonald
Sick Sean's Dad (as James G. MacDonald)
Tuesday Knight
Nurse
Marla Sucharetza
Angie
Nikki Lee
Dawna
Marjorie Lovett
Stanford Woman
Michael Andolini
Man Behind Gil
M.C. Gainey
Man Behind Man
Michael Bofshever
Little League Coach
Kirk Ward
The Giant Mascot
Eric Bruskotter
Catcher
Kirk D. Terry
Umpire
Abraham Flores
Umpire
Dennis Neil Henderson
Umpire
Aaron Neville
Opening Game Singer
Jerry Saslow
Reporter
Michael P. Byrne
Reporter
Bret Lewis
Reporter
Roger Lodge
Reporter
Ron Pitts
Reporter
Stanley DeSantis
Stoney
Jack Black
Broadcast Technician
Thomas F. Duffy
Figgy (as Thomas Duffy)
Don Fischer
Cop
Vernon Guichard II
Cop
Kim Robillard
Jefferson Sporting Goods Clerk
Keith Leon Williams
Stadium Offical
Chante Moore
Primo Tribute Singer (as Chanté Moore)
Paul Herman
Seedy Suit Guy
Robert Louis Kempf
Baggage Attendant
Jesse Ibarra
Padres Pitcher
James Betzsold
Padres Catcher
Chris Fick
Giants Left Fielder
Ben Hines
Giants First Baseman
Rick Magnante
Giants Third Base Coach
Carl Mergenthaler
Bobby's Teammate
Clayton Holt
Bobby's Teammate
Lennox Brown
Bobby's Teammate
Troy A. Cephers
Bobby's Teammate
Freeman White
Bobby's Teammate
Bruce Hines
Umpire in End Game
Adam Druxman
Paparazzi
Kathy Stewart
Fan
Carolyn Washington
Fan
Nikki Hart
Fan
Bo Daniels
Fan
Randal Salguero
Fan
Tracy Leanne Mandac
Fan
Greg Tome
Detective Schmerg
Sonya Bertelson
Waitress
Brian Freifield
Art
Jennifer Stander
Store Employee
Roy Conrad
Shopkeeper
Richard Riehle
Shopkeeper
Earl Billings
Shopkeeper
John Carroll Lynch
Shopkeeper
Tim Monsion
Shopkeeper
Ralph Bertelle
Shopkeeper
Norm Compton
Shopkeeper
Phil Aslaksen
Fan (uncredited)
Fileena Bahris
Girl in Stadium (uncredited)
Linda Carol
(uncredited)
Larry Cisewski
Knife Thrower (uncredited)
Kacee DeMasi
Reporter (uncredited)
Said Faraj
Parking Attendant (uncredited)
Michael Graziano
Bobby's Teammate (uncredited)
Monica Martino
Hot Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz
Extra (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas
Fan (uncredited)
Randall Rutledge
Base Ball Game Spectator (uncredited)
William Victor Skrabanek
Sports Reporter (uncredited)
Patti Tippo
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
In the novel of the same name the movie was based on, Bobby Rayburn played for the Red Sox, and the story was set primarily in and around Boston.
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Snipes played Rayburn in the film. Eight years later, in Scott's Man On Fire, Christopher Walken played a friend to Creasy named Rayburn.
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Wesley Snipes originally wanted to play the part taken by Robert De Niro.
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Goofs
On opening day during the national anthems their is a over head shot of the stadium and it is clearly a 49er game you can see all the fans wearing red and the 49er flag waving at the top of the stadium.
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Several times, the announcer says "Now batting, Bobby Rayburn", and Rayburn gets off the bench to approach home plate and begin the at-bat. In a real baseball game, he would come from the "On-Deck" circle as he was announced.
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In the opening day game, the announcer says "Now leading off for the Giants, Lanz." He hits a foul ball, then Gil decides to go. Lanz swings at the next pitch and hits one deep to the outfield. Gil runs back to his son and asks him what he missed. His son says that he hit one deep and the bases are now loaded. This is again proved true when Rayburn hits a grand slam his at bat (he batted after Lanz). If Lanz was the first batter and got a hit, there would be only one man on base, not three, thus making a grand slam impossible.
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Quotes
Gil Renard: Don't you talk back to me! You show me some respect! Without people like me, you're nothing! We're the ones that get you your 40 fuckin' million!
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Juan Primo: I hope you like it in center field.
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Gil Renard: I never got to show you my best pitch.
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Faq
Q
What is 'The Fan' about?
A
Aging hunting knife salesman Gil Renard (Robert De Niro) is ecstatic when the San Francisco Giants sign on three-time MVP baseball player Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes) for the tidy sum of $40 million dollars. However, Rayburn is not so ecstatic when he learns that his lucky number 11, earned while playing with the Atlanta Braves, is already being used by Giants player Juan Primo (Benicio Del Toro), who is not about to give up the number. On opening day, Rayburn suffers a chest injury when he and Primo collide in the outfield, Rayburn loses his lucky 11 necklace, and his game goes downhill from there, while Primo's game soars. Meanwhile, Gil loses his job, and his ex-wife Ellen (Patti D'Arbanville) files a restraining order against him, keeping him from seeing his son. As Gil falls deeper and deeper into his obsession, he starts believing that Rayburn's slump is due to Primo's refusal to give up the 11, so Gil decides to take things into his own hands and help Rayburn re-find his glory.
Q
Is 'The Fan' based on a book?
A
Yes. The film is based on The Fan (1996), a novel by American author Peter Abrahams. The screenplay for the movie was written by American screenwriter and TV producer Phoef Sutton.
Q
What positions do Rayburn and Primo play?
A
Rayburn played center field with the Braves as did Primo with the Giants. When Rayburn was picked up by the Giants, he took over center field, and Primo was re-assigned to left field, as per Rayburn's comment to Primo, 'I hope you enjoy left (field).'
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