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The Fan | 1996 | R | - 1.5.9

Robert De Niro stalks baseball star Wesley Snipes.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Sexual innuendo, a scantily clad dancer gyrates in the background in a bar scene.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Yelling, pushing and shoving, threatening with objects (bats and knives). A man is stabbed in the thigh and blood spurts out as he twitches and dies. Fistfights, one which results in blood trickling from a nose. A boy almost drowns, fastballs almost hit people in the head, a man bludgeons another man's head with a baseball bat (there's blood at the man's temples). A man is shot many times with his body jerking and a little blood.


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LANGUAGE 9 - 30+ F-words, many scatological and anatomical references, some mild obscenities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Baseball and obsessed fans, stalking, noncustodial parental visitation, delusions, insanity.

MESSAGE - The fans are important; don't stop caring.

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