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Robert De Niro is Gil Renard, baseball fan from hell. Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes) is the player he is nuts about. No sooner does the talented Rayburn sign a huge contract with the San Francisco Giants, than everything in his life goes horribly wrong. Not only does his field play deteriorate along with his batting average, but someone murders his chief team rival. It's not revealing too much to say that Gil killed him, in the mistaken belief that he was doing Bobby a favor. When superfan Gil insinuates himself into Bobby's everyday life, the situation grows much worse, because this… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A roughly-assembled, mean movie: flashes of solid genre filmmaking keep it from being a wash, but it's really not much fun at all."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Strike three, you're out. A stinker that should have been postponed because of inept filmmaking."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Mesmerizing film about the soul-killing dimensions of perfectionism."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A film with lots of great ideas yet none of them come to fruition."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"More ugly and depressing than haunting or suspenseful."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"An entertaining piece of work, if not the most original."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"This slick, extremely gripping thriller is three-quarters an excellent movie that only falls apart during a tense but ultimately ridiculous finale."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"A Home run for the thriller genre.. De Niro, in top form"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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