The Fan

When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory—not even murder.

Directed by: Tony Scott James W. Skotchdopole P.R. Tooke
Genres: Thriller, Action,
Production Company: TriStar Pictures, Mandalay Entertainment,

The Fan - All fans have a favorite player.  This one has a favorite target. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 15-08-1996
  • Runtime: 116 Minutes
  • Popularity: 15.18
  • Vote Count: 636
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9
  • Budget: USD 55,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 18,626,419
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Robert De Niro - Azwaad Movie Database Robert De Niro Gil Renard
Wesley Snipes - Azwaad Movie Database Wesley Snipes Bobby Rayburn
Ellen Barkin - Azwaad Movie Database Ellen Barkin Jewel Stern
John Leguizamo - Azwaad Movie Database John Leguizamo Manny
Benicio del Toro - Azwaad Movie Database Benicio del Toro Juan Primo
Patti D'Arbanville - Azwaad Movie Database Patti D'Arbanville Ellen Renard
Chris Mulkey - Azwaad Movie Database Chris Mulkey Tim
Andrew J. Ferchland - Azwaad Movie Database Andrew J. Ferchland Richie Renard
Brandon Hammond - Azwaad Movie Database Brandon Hammond Sean Rayburn
Charles Hallahan - Azwaad Movie Database Charles Hallahan Coop
Photo Name Department
Mayne Berke-Art Mayne Berke Art (Art Direction)
Wendy Finerman-Production Wendy Finerman Production (Producer)
Dariusz Wolski-Camera Dariusz Wolski Camera (Director of Photography)
Barrie M. Osborne-Production Barrie M. Osborne Production (Executive Producer)
Hans Zimmer-Sound Hans Zimmer Sound (Original Music Composer)
Tony Scott-Directing Tony Scott Directing (Director)
Ellen Lewis-Production Ellen Lewis Production (Casting)
James W. Skotchdopole-Production James W. Skotchdopole Production (Executive Producer)
James W. Skotchdopole-Directing James W. Skotchdopole Directing (First Assistant Director)
Bill Unger-Production Bill Unger Production (Executive Producer)

See Full Cast & Crew of The Fan


What was a pretty good 3/4, the last act was too ridiculous to take seriously. Still as a whole fine performances from both De Niro and Snipes even if neither were in top form, but at least appeared to be trying instead of phoning it in as both have done in the past decade or so. Also a testament, as I could never see the NFL doing this, for the MLB to allow licensing on their teams with a fan, albeit a psychopath (or is it sociopath?), being portrayed that way. **2.75/5**

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