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USA: Lions Gate Films
Cast: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matthew O'Leary, Jeremy Sumpter, Luke Askew, Derk Cheetwood, Blake King, Scott Adsit, Brad Berryhill, Chelsea Butler, Vincent Chase, Missy Crider, Alan Davidson, Edgar L Davis, Jennifer Drake, Cynthia Ettinger, Jim Flowers, Betty Gurule, Levi Kreis, Gwen McGee, Lance E Nichols, John Paxton, Dave Power, Edmond Scott Ratliff, Greg Serano, Rebecca Tilney
Director: Bill Paxton
USA: 100 mins
UK: 99 mins
USA Rated: R for violence and some language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong menace, moderate violence and strong language
USA Release Date: 12 April 2002
UK Release Date: 6 September 2002
FRAILTY is a multi-layered, tightly woven thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Bill Paxton. Paxton will also be making his directorial debut, surrounded by a talented crew led by Bill Butler as the D.P. (ANACONDA, GREASE, JAWS).
Set in present day Texas, FRAILTY centers on the FBI's search for a serial killer who calls himself 'God's Hands'. McConaughey plays Fenton Meeks, a young man who approaches the lead investigator, one night, claiming he knows the identity of the killer. The FBI agent is curious, but unimpressed until Fenton reveals that the killer is his younger brother Adam.
Fenton recounts in a series of flashbacks, how he and his brother grew up in a very loving family, raised by their widowed father (Paxton). All that changed, the day his father awoke, believing he had been visited by an angel and given a mission to destroy 'demons' - seemingly normal looking people, who walked this earth as pure evil. Fenton's father, and then his brother Adam, swore to carry out this 'divine' mission. Fenton refused to participate in the killings and tried to persuade his brother to do the same, but it was obvious to him that they had 'snapped.' Out of loyalty however, he refused to go to the police, until now. Believing Fenton's startling tale of the slaughter of innocents, the FBI agent follows Fenton to the family's rose garden only to be surprised that neither evil nor innocence are what they seem.