Fallen (1998)

USA, 1998
35mm film, Panavision, Technicolor, 2.39:1
DTS, SDDS, DTS Digital, English

An American horror film directed by Gregory Hoblit.

Plot Summary

Homicide detective John Hobbes things his involvement with serial killer Edgar Reese is over when he witnesses his execution. But he keeps meeting people who are singing the Rolling Stones’ song Time Is On My Side, a tune favoured by Reese, and comes to believe that the fallen angel Azazel, cursed to roam the Earth without form, is stalking him.


Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
© 1998 Turner Pictures Worldwide, Inc.
Turner Pictures presents an Atlas Entertainment production. A Gregory Hoblit film
Executive Producers: Nicholas Kazan, Elon Dershowitz, Robert Cavallo, Ted Kurdyla
Produced by: Charles Roven, Dawn Steel
Co-producer: Kelley Smith-Wait
Associate Producers: Richard Suckle, Patricia Graf
Written by: Nicholas Kazan
Director of Photography: Newton Thomas Sigel
Editor: Lawrence Jordan
Music Composed and Conducted by: Tan Dun
Production Sound Mixer: Jay Meagher
Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood
Key Make-up Artist: Edna M. Sheen
Key Hair Stylist: Kenneth Walker
Special Effects Coordinator: Jim Fredburg
Special Visual Effects by: Peerless Camera Company Ltd.
Production Designer: Terence Marsh
Casting by: David Rubin

Denzel Washington (John Hobbes)
John Goodman (Jonesy)
Donald Sutherland (Lt Stanton)
Embeth Davidtz (Gretta Milano)
James Gandolfini (Lou)
Elias Koteas (Edgar Reese)
Gabriel Casseus (Art)
Robert Joy (Charles)
Aida Turturro (Tiffany)
Michael J. Pagan (Sam)
Frank Medrano (Charles’ killer)
Ronn Munro (mini golf owner)
Cynthia Hayden (society woman)
Ray Xifo (society man)
Tony Michael Donnelly (Toby)
Tara Carnes (teenage girl)
Reno Wilson (Mike)
Wendy Cutler (Denise)
Jeff Tanner (Lawrence)
Jerry Walsh (fat man)

Alternative Titles

To aggigma tou kakou – Greece (video)
Anděl smrti – Czechoslovakia
Cani ruh – Turkey
La chute de l’ange – Canada (French)
Dämon – Trau keiner Seele – Germany
Dämon – Austria, Germany
Demonii printre noi – Romania
Fallen – Trau keiner Seele! – Austria (television), Germany (television)
Kadotettu – Finland
Letaszítva – Hungary
Nuopuolis – Lithuania
Ondskans spår – Sweden
Poseídos – Argentina, Mexico, Peru
Possuídos – Brazil
A Queda – Portugal
W sieci zła – Poland
Le témoin du mal – France
Il tocco del male – Italy
Το άγγιγμα του κακού – Greece
Падналият ангел – Bulgaria
Падший – Russia
Посрнули – Serbia
Той, що занепав – Ukraine
暫時停止接觸 – Taiwan

Includes extracts from
Freaks (1932)
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969-1970)

See also
The First Power (1990)



  • Cinefantastique vol.29 no.10 (February 1998) pp.12-13 – illustrated interview with Gregory Hoblit (Fallen by Dan Scapperoti)
  • Cinefantastique vol.30 no.1 (May 1998) p.59 – illustrated credits, review (Reviews: Fallen by Sonya Burres)
  • Empire no.106 (April 1998) pp.40; 60-61- illustrated review (New films by Caroline Westbrook); illustrated interview with Denzel Washington (Profiles: Denzel Washington by Lola Borg)
  • Empire no.112 (October 1998) p.134 – illustrated video review (Video to rent by Bob McCabe)
  • Fangoria no.170 (March 1998) p.8 – illustrated review (Monster Invasion by Abbie Bernstein)
  • Film Review April 1998 p.21 – illustrated review (Film reviews by Anwar Brett)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.344 no.35 (29 October 1996) p.41 – credits (Film production)
  • Post Script vol.22 no.2 (Winter/Spring 2003) pp.81-91 – illustrated article (A Through S(e7en): A Racial Taxonomy of Serial Killer Cinema by Nicholas Rombes
  • Preview no.32 (March/April 1998) pp.18-19 – illustrated credits, synopsis (by Gregory Hoblit)
  • Sight & Sound vol.8 no.3 (March 1998) p.46 – illustrated crediits, synopsis, review (Reviews by Andrew O’Hehir)
  • Starburst no.235 (March 1998) p.68 – illustrated credits, review (Preview by Alan Jones)
  • Total Film no.15 (April 1998) p.91 – illustrated review (by Yael Shuv)
  • Variety 12 January 1998 p.74 – illustrated credi, review (by Emanuel Levy)


  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.549-551 – illustrated credits, review
  • Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.160-161 – illustrated credits, review