The Big Fall (1997 film)

The Big Fall is a 1997 American neo-noir action film directed by and starring C. Thomas Howell.[1] It was released direct to video on October 14, 1997, having previously aired on HBO in April 1997.[2][3]

The Big Fall
Directed byC. Thomas Howell
Produced by
Written by
  • William Applegate Jr.
Starring
Music by
Cinematography
  • J├╝rgen Baum
Edited by
  • David Molino
  • Dennis M. O'Connor
Distributed byPM Entertainment Group
Release date
April 11, 1997 (1997-04-11) (HBO)
October 14, 1997 (1997-10-14) (US video premiere)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Cast

Reception

In his review, Nathan Rabin of the The A.V. Club wrote "The script doesn't do Howell any favors, with its wide selection of stock characters and predictable twist." However, he remarked that "Howell's direction is surprisingly competent." He also labelled Howell's lead role in the film as "unintentionally hilarious", claiming "The eternally boyish and effeminate former teen star can't help but inspire chuckles as he spits out supposedly witty tough-guy banter and gritty narration in a silly Bogart-esque mumble that needs to be heard to be believed."[4]

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