Douglas is a lonesome record salesman and a true fan of the actress Sally Ross. Every day he writes her gleaming letters of love. But the only response he gets are formal letters. So his love turns into hatred.
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The final act is murder.
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Did You Know?
Hollywood would make another film under the same title about fifteen years after this movie was made. Although The Fan
(1996) was not a remake of this thriller, but a movie about an athlete and a sports fan, both movies do center around obsessed fans of significant people. See more
Dear Mr. Breen. Point one: I have no intention of showing your tasteless letter to Ms. Ross. Point two: I believe there is a law against sending pornography through the mail. Point three: If you should be so ill-advised as to write her any more letters, I can assure you there will be no reply.
Now I know why I haven't heard from you. Your secretary has been intercepting my letters. Obviously she is jealous of our relationship. Her possessiveness worries me. Has it occurred to you that she might...
At the 57:17 mark, the spoken line in all theatrical prints and previous video versions is "Dearest Bitch, See how accessible you are? How would you liked to be fucked with a meat cleaver?" The 2002 DVD release from Paramount Home Entertainment replaces that line with "Dearest Bitch, I've exhausted myself on thinking of ways to kill you." No reasons were given for this alteration. The rest of the film, including the gore, is intact. The VHS version features the original line. See more
Referenced in The Fan
A REMARKABLE WOMAN
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Tim Rice See more