The Fan
The Fan (1981)

In this thrilling adaptation of the story by Bob Randall, Broadway star Sally Ross (Lauren Bacall) is worshipped by ardent fan Douglas Breen (Michael Biehn). Breen's infatuation quickly turns into an obsession, and when his passionate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 15, 1981
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Arnold
Washington Post

What started out as a taut thriller has somehow evolved into unintentional burlesque, with killer and victim functioning as a second-rate comedy team.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Creepy Michael Biehn is memorable.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Chilling but unrealistic stalker film.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Enjoyably campy trash.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An unsettling thriller about a celebrity stalker that only falters at the end. Good work by Bacall and especially Biehn.

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Those looking for a tight thriller will be bored; those looking for effective horror will be annoyed.

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Veronique Kwak
1981 "the fan" is a self-recycling tale of lauren bacall's past stardom, a self-referential parody since it is convinient to barrow her young… More
jay nixon
read the book instead