A superstar slugger in a slump. An over-invested fan who happens to be a knife salesman. Rising conflict, a rain-soaked final scene. An Oscar winner. These are the elements that make up the 1996 psychological baseball thriller The Fan.
Darby, Brett, and Ashley muddled through this Robert De Niro/Wesley Snipes rollercoaster and asked the really important questions like: “can anyone actually get across San Francisco in mid-day traffic in that amount of time?” and “Is this the best Ellen Barkin has ever looked?”
In a bit of perfect timing, shortly after recording the episode, Ashley did a Home Run Derby podcast with SBN and John Kruk was the celebrity guest, so we have a bit of bonus content with Kruk chatting about his experience on the film’s intense final scene.
Love it or hate it The Fan is certainly a unique ride, and we hope you’ll like the episode about it.