The Fan

The Fan

Lauren Bacall
Director: Edward Bianchi Cast: Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
, James Garner
James Garner
, Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
Edward Bianchi

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Lauren Bacall more or less plays herself in The Fan. Cast as famous Broadway musical comedy star Sally Ross (with an astonishing lack of temperament!), Bacall finds herself the unwilling love object of psychotic fan Douglas Breen (Michael Biehn). As security around Ross tightens, Breen vows that if he can't have Ross, no one else can. James Garner and Maureen Stapleton are underused as, respectively, Bacall's ex-husband and mother-hen secretary. Based on a good novel by Bob Randall, The Fan comes off as a slightly more expensive "stalker of the week" TV movie. Still, the film proved grimly prescient in the light of John Lennon's assassination (which occurred after the film was completed, but before its release) and the ongoing dilemma of current Broadway stars (even the lesser lights) who are forced to hire bodyguards to protect them from worshipful wackos.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/2019
UPC: 0826663203790
Original Release: 1981
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 24,243

Special Features

1080p High Definition New interview with actor Michael Biehn New interview with director Edward Bianchi New interview with editor Alan Heim New audio commentary with cult film director David DeCoteau and film historian David Del Valle Original theatrical trailer TV spots Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lauren Bacall Sally Ross
James Garner Jake Berman
Maureen Stapleton Belle Goldman
Michael Biehn Douglas Breen
Hector Elizondo Ralph Andrews
Anna Maria Horsford Emily
Kurt Johnson David
Feiga Martinez Elsa
Reed Jones Choreographer
Alixe Gordin Actor
George Peters Doorman
Erik van Valkenburg Actor
Stephanie E. Williams Actor
Kaiulani Lee Douglas' Sister
Charles Blackwell John Vetta
Dwight Schultz Director
Dana Delany Saleswoman
Terence Marinan Young Man in Bar
Robert Weil Pop
Ed Crowley Caretaker
Griffin Dunne Production Assistant
Themi Sapountzakis Markham
Jean de Baer Stage Manager
Liz Smith Herself
Justin Ross Dancer
Jim Wolfe Dancer
Victoria Vanderkloot Pen Thief
Donna Mitchell Hostess
Lionel Pina Customer
Miriam Phillips Woman on Steps
Ann Pearl Gary Fan
Tim Elliott Stagehand

Technical Credits
Edward Bianchi Director
Les Bloom Set Decoration/Design
Joan Bradshaw Production Manager
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Priscilla Chapman Screenwriter
Pino Donaggio Score Composer
Paul Bryan Eads Art Director
Herbert W. Gains Asst. Director
Alixe Gordin Casting
Marvin Hamlisch Score Composer,Songwriter
Diana Hammond Screenwriter
John Hartwell Screenwriter
Alan Heim Editor
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Santo Loquasto Production Designer
Jim Lovelett Stunts
Kevin McCormick Executive Producer
Tom McKinley Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Newman Sound/Sound Designer
John Nicolella Associate Producer
Bill Oakes Associate Producer
Arlene Phillips Choreography
Robert Stigwood Producer
Norman Wexler Screenwriter

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