The Fan | 1996

Directed by: Tony Scott

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Main Plot

An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.


  • Robert De Niro's character in The Fan is an obsessed and deranged fan who becomes dangerously fixated on a baseball player.
  • Wesley Snipes portrays a baseball player who becomes the target of an obsessed and dangerous fan.
  • Ellen Barkin plays Jewel Stern, a woman who becomes the obsession of an unhinged baseball fan in The Fan.

Ending Explained

In the ending of The Fan, Gil, an obsessed fan, kidnaps his favorite baseball player, Bobby, and holds him hostage. Bobby manages to escape and confronts Gil in a final confrontation on the field. They engage in a violent struggle, resulting in Gil's death. Bobby walks away, victorious but shaken, while the crowd watches in shock. The movie ends with Bobby walking off the field, leaving the dark and dangerous world of his obsessed fan behind.

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Tony Scott Robert De Niro Wesley Snipes Ellen Barkin