With James Garner, Maureen Stapleton, Héctor Elizondo, Michael Biehn, Lauren Bacall, Dwight Schultz, Dana Delany, Anna Maria Horsford, Kurt Johnson, Feiga Martinez, Reed Jones, Kaiulani Lee, Charles Blackwell, Terence Marinan, Lesley Rogers, Parker McCormick, Robert Weil, Ed Crowley, Gail Benedict, D. David Lewis
The Fan is a 1981 thriller about a stalker menacing a movie star. It stars Lauren Bacall, Michael Biehn, James Garner and Maureen Stapleton. It was written by Priscilla Chapman and John Hartwell, based on the novel of the same name by Bob Randall, and directed by Edward Bianchi. It was released on May 15, 1981 by Paramount Pictures. The film was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Original Song for "Hearts, Not Diamonds".
This movie received a lot of attention because it was released a few months after the murder of John Lennon, who was shot to death by Mark David Chapman, a former fan, outside his apartment building The Dakota, a building which Lauren Bacall has long resided in. However, it was a critical and commercial failure.
The Fan was shot in New York City from March 31, 1980 to July 1980.