The Fan About Schmidt 15 Minutes

  |  Buy to Own: 24/10/2005
  |  356 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set containing three popular drama movies. In 'The Fan' (1996), Gil Renard (Robert De Niro) is a failed knife salesman and San Francisco Giants fanatic whose wife has put a restraining order on him after he abandoned his son at a match. He becomes obsessed with new player Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes) and when Rayburn has a streak of bad luck, Gil goes over the edge and will stop at nothing to restore his idol's reputation. In 'About Schmidt' (2002), recently-retired insurance actuary Warren Schimdt (Jack Nicholson) is struggling to adjust to his newfound freedom and finds his wife Helen extremely irritating. When she suddenly dies, Warren discovers some letters indicating that she once had an affair with his friend Ray and was therefore also unhappy in the marriage. This spurs Warren to take to the road and he sets out on a two week journey across country to reluctantly attend his daughter's wedding; he idolises his daughter and thinks she is marrying beneath her. However, when he arrives at his destination, he not only has to deal with his doubts about the marriage, but also has to take on the groom's hippy mother Roberta (Kathy Bates). Finally, in '15 Minutes' (2000), homicide detective Eddie Flemming (De Niro) and arson specialist Jordy Warsaw (Edward Burns) are assigned to investigate a double murder in which the corpses have been partially burnt in a fire. They do their best to assess the evidence, but time is short, and things really hot up when the killers realise they can use the media to their own advantage. Carrying a video camera with them at all times, they tape everything they do, and when that involves commiting another murder, the chance arises to sell the footage to a television news show for a cool $1 million. The killers' fifteen minutes of fame might make them very rich indeed, but will it also lead to their arrest?