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Title:
Frailty
Author:
Kirschner, David.
Uniform Title:
Frailty (Motion picture : 2002)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Trimark Home Video : distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The Meiks brothers, Fenton and Adam, have an idyllic relationship with their father. Their world is turned upside-down when their father suddenly announces that he has been visited by an angel who entrusted him with the holy mission of destroying "demons". Now, years after terrorizing a small Texas community, the God's Hand Killer has returned - leaving in his wake a perplexing trail of fear and death.
General Note:
Widescreen version (16x9 ; 1.85:1)

Special features: production commentary; storyboards; production artwork; making-of "Frailty"; anatomy of a scene; photography presentation; director interviews.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9781588176240
UPC:
031398811725
Format :
DVD

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Actor Bill Paxton made his directorial debut with Frailty. The bulk of the story is told through flashbacks, as a mysterious man (Matthew McConaughey) tells a terrible tale to an FBI agent (Powers Boothe) investigating the "God's Hand" serial killer case. The man grew up in a small town in Texas, where he and his brother lived a bucolic life with their kindhearted widower father (Paxton). One night, the father awakens the two boys, Fenton (Matthew O'Leary) and Adam (Jeremy Sumpter), and tells them he's had a vision, and God has chosen him and his sons to help Him slay demons who walk the earth in human form. He tells the boys they can never tell anyone about this task. Before long, he comes home from work with a list of names that he claims an angel has given to him. He then begins abducting people, bringing them home, one by one, and having the boys watch while he lays his hands on them. After having proven, to his mind, that they are demons and not human, he chops them up with an axe while the boys look on. Young Adam is eager to participate, seeing his family as "kind of like superheroes," while the older Fenton is distraught, believing that his father has lost his mind. He contemplates running away, but is reluctant to leave his little brother behind. Eventually, he goes to the authorities, which results in disaster. As he tells the story, McConaughey takes Boothe out to the public rose garden near his old home, where he claims his brother, the "God's Hand" killer, buried the bodies. Paxton dramatizes the mayhem while leaving almost all of the gore offscreen, and Brent Hanley's script leaves the true motives of several characters unclear until the very end. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi