Frailty

In this thriller, Matthew McConaughey plays Fenton Meeks, a man who informs the FBI that his brother Adam might be the serial killer they have been searching for. Through a series of flashbacks, the film shows Meeks childhood with a father, played by Bill Paxton, who believed he was on a mission from God to destroy demons that live inside human bodies. Fenton saw his dad as evil, while Adam saw himself as God's helper.

  • Starring: Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey
  • Director(s): Bill Paxton
  • Producer(s): Lion's Gate
  • Screenwriter(s): Brent Hanley
  • Distributor: Lion's Gate
  • Animal Coordinator: Critters of the Cinema
  • Release Date: Friday, April 12, 2002
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

Although an AHA representative monitored the animal action in the film, AHA was not granted an opportunity by the production or Lion's Gate to screen the film in order to issue an end-credit disclaimer. Instead, the producers crafted their own disclaimer attesting to the treatment of the animals in the film. AHA acknowledges this disclaimer as unauthorized and has requested that it be removed from the film.

Animal Action

A pick-up truck drives off with a dog lying in the back of the truck among some hay bales. A trainer placed the dog on the hay bales in the back of the truck and secured the dog's leash as the truck drove very slowly for approximately 3 blocks. The trainer retrieved the dog afterwards.

In one scene, documentary footage of an alligator is shown on television.