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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Carla has lost her infant son in the crash, causing her to sink into a deep depression.

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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Carla has lost her infant son in the crash, causing her to sink into a deep depression.struggle with immense feelings of SurvivorGuilt.

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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Carla has lost her infant son in the crash, causing her to sink into a deep depression.





--> '''Max:''' Didn't you read the papers? Everybody who was with me lived.
--> '''Carla:''' So, what are you telling me? There's no god, but there's ''you?''

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--> '''Max:''' --->'''Max:''' Didn't you read the papers? Everybody who was with me lived.
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'''Carla:''' So, what are you telling me? There's no god, but there's ''you?''


Intercut with flashbacks of the flight before and during the disaster, the story revolves around the relationship between Max and Carla after being introduced by psychiatrist Bill Pearlman (John Turturro). Carla, overwhelmed by guilt over the death of her baby, sees no point in living, while Max claims that the crash was the best thing that ever happened to him, though his deteriorating relationship with his family proves otherwise. Unable to relate to anyone else, Max and Carla form an odd friendship that might allow both of them to return to the realm of the living... as long as Max's explorations of his new-found fearlessness doesn't kill him first.

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Intercut with flashbacks of the flight before and during the disaster, the story revolves around the relationship between Max and Carla after being introduced by psychiatrist Bill Pearlman (John Turturro).(Creator/JohnTurturro). Carla, overwhelmed by guilt over the death of her baby, sees no point in living, while Max claims that the crash was the best thing that ever happened to him, though his deteriorating relationship with his family proves otherwise. Unable to relate to anyone else, Max and Carla form an odd friendship that might allow both of them to return to the realm of the living... as long as Max's explorations of his new-found fearlessness doesn't kill him first.


Max Klein ([[Creator/JeffBridges Jeff Bridges]]) and his business partner are on a flight from San Francisco to Houston when the plane suffers a catastrophic hydraulic failure and crashes in a cornfield near Bakersfield, CA. Many passengers die in the fiery wreck, including an infant belonging to Carla Rodrigo (Rosie Perez.) In the midst of the chaotic aftermath and rescue operation, Max calmly hails a cab and drives away, to be found a day later by FBI agents investigating his disappearance. They return him home to his wife, Laura (Isabella Rossalini) and son who are overjoyed to learn that he survived.

Intercut with flashbacks of the flight before and during the disaster, the story revolves around the relationship between Max and Carla after being introduced by psychiatrist Bill Pearlman (John Tuturro). Carla, overwhelmed by guilt over the death of her baby, sees no point in living, while Max claims that the crash was the best thing that ever happened to him, though his deteriorating relationship with his family proves otherwise. Unable to relate to anyone else, Max and Carla form an odd friendship that might allow both of them to return to the realm of the living... as long as Max's explorations of his new-found fearlessness doesn't kill him first.

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Max Klein ([[Creator/JeffBridges Jeff Bridges]]) and his business partner are on a flight from San Francisco to Houston when the plane suffers a catastrophic hydraulic failure and crashes in a cornfield near Bakersfield, CA. Many passengers die in the fiery wreck, including an infant belonging to Carla Rodrigo (Rosie Perez.) Perez). In the midst of the chaotic aftermath and rescue operation, Max calmly hails a cab and drives away, to be found a day later by FBI agents investigating his disappearance. They return him home to his wife, Laura (Isabella Rossalini) Rossellini) and son Jonah, who are overjoyed to learn that he survived.

Intercut with flashbacks of the flight before and during the disaster, the story revolves around the relationship between Max and Carla after being introduced by psychiatrist Bill Pearlman (John Tuturro).Turturro). Carla, overwhelmed by guilt over the death of her baby, sees no point in living, while Max claims that the crash was the best thing that ever happened to him, though his deteriorating relationship with his family proves otherwise. Unable to relate to anyone else, Max and Carla form an odd friendship that might allow both of them to return to the realm of the living... as long as Max's explorations of his new-found fearlessness doesn't kill him first.

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* DeathSeeker: After narrowly surviving the plane crash, Max believes that he's not truly alive. He keeps gambling with his life to test out his hypothesis, such as walking into traffic, dangling off the edge of a rooftop, and eating food that he's deathly allergic to. He only recovers at the end after going through a second NearDeathExperience.


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* TearsOfJoy: In the last scene, after Max nearly dies but is revived by his wife, he cries joyfully as he repeatedly shouts "I'm alive!"


* DeathOfAChild: The death of Carla's baby as well as several other children shown to be on the plane during the flashbacks.



* InfantImmortality: Averted with the death of Carla's baby as well as several other children shown to be on the plane during the flashbacks.


''Fearless'' is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir, based on the novel by Rafael Yglesias. Told in flashback format, the story centers around a plane crash survivor who loses his fear of death during the disaster and becomes unable to relate to the living, including his own family, as a result.

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''Fearless'' is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir, Creator/PeterWeir, based on the novel by Rafael Yglesias. Told in flashback format, the story centers around a plane crash survivor who loses his fear of death during the disaster and becomes unable to relate to the living, including his own family, as a result.


* {{Flashback}}: A major part of the narrative. The film begins with the aftermath of the crash and as the story progresses, scenes on the plane before and during the accident bring a deeper understanding to why Max is acting the way he does. This style was imitated in the TV series ''Series/{{Lost}'', down to the audio cue of a roaring jet engine as a segue into the flashback as the character remembers.

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* {{Flashback}}: A major part of the narrative. The film begins with the aftermath of the crash and as the story progresses, scenes on the plane before and during the accident bring a deeper understanding to why Max is acting the way he does. This style was imitated in the TV series ''Series/{{Lost}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}'', down to the audio cue of a roaring jet engine as a segue into the flashback as the character remembers.


* {{Flashback}}: A major part of the narrative. The film begins with the aftermath of the crash and as the story progresses, scenes on the plane before and during the accident bring a deeper understanding to why Max is acting the way he does. This style was imitated in the TV series [[Series/{{Lost}} Lost]], down to the audio cue of a roaring jet engine as a segue into the flashback as the character remembers.

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* {{Flashback}}: A major part of the narrative. The film begins with the aftermath of the crash and as the story progresses, scenes on the plane before and during the accident bring a deeper understanding to why Max is acting the way he does. This style was imitated in the TV series [[Series/{{Lost}} Lost]], ''Series/{{Lost}'', down to the audio cue of a roaring jet engine as a segue into the flashback as the character remembers.


Intercut with flashbacks of the flight before and during the disaster, the story revolves around the relationship between Max and Carla after being introduced by psychiatrist Bill Pearlman (John Tuturro). Carla, overwhelmed by guilt over the death of her baby, sees no point in living, while Max claims that the crash was the best thing that ever happened to him, though his deteriorating relationship with his family proves otherwise. Unable to relate to anyone else, Max and Carla form an odd friendship that might allow both of them to return to the realm of the living... as long as Max's explorations of his new-found fearlessness don't kill him first.

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Intercut with flashbacks of the flight before and during the disaster, the story revolves around the relationship between Max and Carla after being introduced by psychiatrist Bill Pearlman (John Tuturro). Carla, overwhelmed by guilt over the death of her baby, sees no point in living, while Max claims that the crash was the best thing that ever happened to him, though his deteriorating relationship with his family proves otherwise. Unable to relate to anyone else, Max and Carla form an odd friendship that might allow both of them to return to the realm of the living... as long as Max's explorations of his new-found fearlessness don't doesn't kill him first.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Some people are afraid of nothing.]]

''Fearless'' is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir, based on the novel by Rafael Yglesias, unrelated to the 2006 Jet Li movie of the same name. Told in flashback format, the story centers around a plane crash survivor who loses his fear of death during the disaster and becomes unable to relate to the living, including his own family, as a result.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Some [[caption-width-right:300:Some people are afraid of nothing.]]

''Fearless'' is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir, based on the novel by Rafael Yglesias, unrelated to the 2006 Jet Li movie of the same name.Yglesias. Told in flashback format, the story centers around a plane crash survivor who loses his fear of death during the disaster and becomes unable to relate to the living, including his own family, as a result.


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No relation to the 2006 Creator/JetLi movie of the same name.


Fearless is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir based on the novel by Rafael Yglesias, unrelated to the 2006 Jet Li movie of the same name. Told in flashback format, the story centers around a plane crash survivor who loses his fear of death during the disaster and becomes unable to relate to the living, including his own family, as a result.

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Fearless ''Fearless'' is a 1993 film directed by Peter Weir Weir, based on the novel by Rafael Yglesias, unrelated to the 2006 Jet Li movie of the same name. Told in flashback format, the story centers around a plane crash survivor who loses his fear of death during the disaster and becomes unable to relate to the living, including his own family, as a result.


* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer depicts an inspirational, life-affirming story of a man learning to live life to the fullest after surviving a catastrophe, complete with scenes of dancing and laughter set to U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name." In reality, the story is much darker in tone, focuses heavily on the grief of the survivors, and the protagonist [[DrivenToSuicide is definitely not a happy man.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer depicts an inspirational, life-affirming story of a man learning to live life to the fullest after surviving a catastrophe, complete with scenes of dancing and laughter set to U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name." In reality, the story is much darker in tone, focuses heavily on the grief of the survivors, and the protagonist [[DrivenToSuicide [[DeathSeeker is definitely not a happy man.]]





* BlasphemousBoast: To god, after surviving the crash and what amounts to a suicide attempt by walking into traffic: "You can't do it! You want to kill me but you can't!"

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* BlasphemousBoast: BlasphemousBoast:
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To god, after surviving Max survives the crash and commits what amounts to a suicide attempt by walking into traffic: "You can't do it! You want to kill me but you can't!"



--> Max: Didn't you read the papers? Everybody who was with me lived.
--> Carla: So, what are you telling me? There's no god, but there's ''you?''

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--> Max: '''Max:''' Didn't you read the papers? Everybody who was with me lived.
--> Carla: '''Carla:''' So, what are you telling me? There's no god, but there's ''you?''



* InfantImmortality: Averted hard with the death of Carla's baby as well as several other children shown to be on the plane during the flashbacks.

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* InfantImmortality: Averted hard with the death of Carla's baby as well as several other children shown to be on the plane during the flashbacks.



* WhamShot: The movie begins with Max leading a group of dirty, disheveled people through a hazy corn field in silence. They emerge onto a dirt road where a group of migrant workers are on their knees in prayer. The camera pans to show the giant tail section of the crashed airliner burning in the corn, with rescue workers running toward them.

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* WhamShot: WhamShot:
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The movie begins with Max leading a group of dirty, disheveled people through a hazy corn field in silence. They emerge onto a dirt road where a group of migrant workers are on their knees in prayer. The camera pans to show the giant tail section of the crashed airliner burning in the corn, with rescue workers running toward them.


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