Fallen

Synopsis: Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Gregory Hoblit
Production: Warner Home Video
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
40%
R
Year:
1998
124 min
3,021 Views


I want to tell you about the time

I almost died.

I never thought it would happen to me.

Not at this age.

Beaten...

...outsmarted.

How did I get into this fix?

How did it all begin?

If I go back to the beginning

that'll take forever.

So, let's start more recently.

Somewhere.

Anywhere.

Reese.

I thought the governor

didn't approve of this.

The more they don't approve,

the more they want to watch.

So what is this, six notches on your belt?

Eight.

Congratulations.

F*** you.

Ask me more nicely, huh?

John Hobbes.

You're wanted in the dance hall.

Edgar Reese.

Well, well, well.

Look who's here.

It's the brilliant detective

who sealed my brutish fate.

That's right.

So, what's this?

They're making you famous now?

Big time. They're gonna put me

in the movies. Documentary.

All courtesy of the ACLU.

They'll shoot me getting smoked.

Who knows?

Maybe it'll be a big video rental.

All these society ladies showing it

to their dinner guests:

"You see that there?

That's a urine stain, ladies."

"Oh, my, it's not urine."

It's good to see you, Hobbes.

It's good to be seen by you, Reese.

You're...

...my best pal.

You're still a good fella.

Open the gate.

You remind me of somebody, Hobbes.

Indeed you do.

Indeed you do.

Do you like riddles?

No, I don't.

Here's a beaut.

Why is there...

...a space between Lyons and Spakowsky?

What?

Come on. You should know this one, pal.

You should know this one.

Open your eyes. Look around sometime.

Open the gate.

Remember this, Hobbes.

A day...

...a week, a month.

What are you, a Nazi now?

It's Dutch.

What goes around...

...really goes around.

You have a safe trip.

I'll be looking for you.

What goes around really goes around.

Howdy, folks.

Ladies, gents...

...cocksuckers, pederasts...

...I hope you all enjoy the show. Yes, I do.

I'll give you a blowj*b

if you get me out of this baby.

"Time

"Is on my side

"Yes, it is

"Time

"Is on my side

"Yes, it is

"Now, you always say

"That you want to be free

"But I'll come running back

"I'll come running back to you"

Baby, come on, go ahead...

...light up my life!

Something is always happening.

But when it happens,

people don't always see it...

...or understand it...

...or accept it.

The criminals don't accept consequences.

They kill. It's not their fault.

This is the consequence of what I do.

-Look who made it. How'd it go?

-Mr. Consequence.

-He died.

-I told you.

Get one more.

Nice to see you.

How you doing, Gracie?

-Don't tempt me with that.

-Sorry.

What's your poison? We got some Becks.

We got some Guinness.

We got some Bass.

-Budweiser's good for me.

-Budweiser?

-Yeah.

-Good.

No, we're going imported here.

-If you can't afford it, I'll buy.

-I can afford it. Budweiser.

At least have a Bud lce

or a Bud Dry or something.

It is just a Bud, okay?

-You guys want anything?

-No.

Here's your Bud.

He was one of the most notorious inmates.

Here you go.

Thank you, sweetheart.

You're an unusual cop, Hobbes.

Really?

I've been in this precinct about what,

five, six months?

Everybody says,

"Hobbes don't take no cream."

"Hobbes don't take no cream."

Now is that true, or what?

No, I don't like cream.

That means "no"?

Yeah, it means "no."

Now, is that "no" as in "never,"

"no" as in "sometimes"...

...or "no" as in "I do,

but I don't like to talk about it"?

"No" as in "never."

This is a big city, Hobbesy.

We got a tradition to uphold.

Got something wrong with your ears?

When the man says something, he says it.

This is hypothetical:

A cop who's trying to make ends meet

wants a little something on the side....

I don't like cream...

...and I don't judge.

You don't judge?

He's a f***ing saint, huh?

So you're telling me

that under no circumstances...

...would a holy man like you ever,

you know...

...break the law or do something....

Look, Lou...

...I could jump across the table,

snatch your heart out of your chest...

...squeeze the blood out,

and stick it in your front pocket.

Oh, yeah?

If I lost control. But if I did...

...I'd be no different

than the people we bust.

Now, as to your general question....

You take any cop on the force,

cream or no...

...ninety-nine percent of the time

they're doing their job, aren't they?

Ninety-nine five.

Point five.

So he or she, cream or no...

...is doing more good out there every day...

...than any lawyer or a stockbroker or...

...President of the United States

can ever do in their lifetime.

Cops are the "chosen people."

Amen.

Guess I'm switching to Bud.

Gracie, come here and get this foreign sh*t

off my table...

...and bring me three Buds.

Damn it, what took you so long?

You know what you'd look like

with this sandwich up your ass?

Pardon me?

Like a fat, stupid f***

with a sandwich up his ass.

Charles, I hate to do this, but....

Put the job where the sandwich goes.

Hello?

Hello?

Hello?

Here we go. Juice, pretzels...

...apple....

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Uncle John, will you please

make my lunch tomorrow?

Here's Toby.

I can't be having the same thing every day.

What do you want,

peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

Jelly and peanut butter?

I love you, Dad.

Don't forget your Uncle Johnny.

I can feel the love in this room, man.

-Bye.

-Be good.

-Have a good day at school.

-Okay. Bye.

You're doing a good job, Art.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

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Nicholas Kazan

Nicholas Kazan (born September 15, 1945) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. more…

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  • Haroldpo
    I believe you have to have some belief in the Devine to watch and love this film like many that fall into this genre. Including Gregory Hoblit Direction the cinematography was before it’s time. Some which must have been tricky were made look easy by (Newton Thomas Sigel, who went on to create Bohemian Rhapsody, the exquisite portrait of Freddie Mercury) Newton Thomas Siegel was able to somehow give the audience this feeling that John Hobbes is constantly being followed by “something” not just the camera at critical junctures of the film. Turning out to be something evil. Which is yet another reason I specifically believe Fallen to be one of Denzel Washingtons finest performances.
    Obviously a man with a great deal of faith himself it mustn’t of been too difficult for Denzel to place himself in the shoes of Hobbes and absolutely submerse himself in this carefully written screenplay. Interestingly enough the film originally went out to Arnold Schwarzenegger as he was seriously considered for the role of Hobbes. Nothing at all wrong with this decision. However the only other actor I personally would have considered for the role of John Hobbes would have been Eric Bana. Apparently Nicholas Kazan also specifically wrote the role of Jonesy with John Goodman in mind. We may be led to believe this casting call was indeed arranged by heaven because by the time all contracts were on the table it was just so extremely well cast. Including Embeth Davidtz (everyone’s favourite actress) cast in a wonderful supporting role as Greta Melano and from here on to portray Little Miss the following year in Bicentennial Man (1999). Not to ever omit the constant and current towering presence of actor Donald Sutherland making this film another one of his legendary contributions of 200 different shows and films in cinema. His role as L.t Stanton is more like the corner stone to the film Fallen with different critical juncture’s in the film upon every appearance. If your anything like me Fallen falls into the category of movies you have to convenient excuse your self to pause, get up and constantly make a pot of tea during films like this Deliver Us From Evil and The Pope’s Exorcist. 
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