Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Assigned to nab a killer before he or she strikes again, tough homicide detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) knows it's a dangerous assignment, and that he's uniquely suited to the task. But there's more to it than he realizes. Turns out he's not just up against a killer -- he must face an evil spirit that can morph from one innocent bystander to the next. John Goodman and Embeth Davidzt also star.

Denzel Washington
John Goodman
Donald Sutherland
James Gandolfini
Elias Koteas
Embeth Davidtz

Denzel Washington is a great actor. I can't count how many of his movies I've seen... OK, at least 16. He is one of my favorite actors and brings intensity, strength, presence, and believability to every role he plays. The movie Fallen is one of the few horror/thrillers that he has done. Bone Collector would be another... GREAT movie as well. Fallen has a Sci-Fi feel to it because of how the "Evil" movies from body to body. The acting in this movie is top notch. Goodman, Sutherland, and Gandolfini are good in supporting roles, but in actual screen time the majority of screen time goes to Washington. The supernatural nature of the movie begins when a killer is executed and his spirit enters another person and begins the terror all over again. The movie is a thrill ride with everyone close to the Washington character believing he is crazy because he believes the "spirit" is now doing the killing. This is a great movie that I highly recommend. Check out the trailer below...

The first time I remember seeing Denzel Washington on anything was in the show St. Elsewhere. It was the best hospital drama ever on TV. The quality of the acting talent has not been on any hospital show since... not Grey's and not ER. Check out the cast below. You have seen just about every one of these actors in movies and TV since St. Elsewhere went off the air. The show was intense but had great comic relief. The characters were developed to the extent that you really were interested in everyone of them. I can't say enough about the show. It was one of my favorites.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere is a U.S. drama series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. The series is currently being aired in the U.S.A. on the American Life Network (ALN) on Sunday evenings, and in the U.K. on Channel 4. The series was set at St. Eligius, a decaying urban teaching hospital in Boston's South End neighborhood (said at the time to be based on Boston City Hospital, now Boston Medical Center). The hospital's nickname, "St. Elsewhere," is medical industry slang for poor hospitals that serve patients not wanted by the more prestigious institutions. As a medical drama, St. Elsewhere dealt with serious issues of life and death, though episodes also included a substantial amount of black comedy.

Although the series never ranked higher than 49th place in the yearly Nielsen Ratings, it maintained a large enough audience to last six seasons and 137 episodes, and the show's famously provocative ending is frequently mentioned in discussions about television series finales. It was produced by MTM Enterprises, which found success with Hill Street Blues around the same time. (The shows were often compared to each other for their ensemble casts and serial storylines.)

Howie Mandel, Norman Lloyd
Cynthia Sikes, William Daniels
Ed Flanders, Denzel Washington
David Birney, Christina Pickles
Terence Knox, David Morse
G.W. Bailey, Ed Begley Jr.
Mark Harmon

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