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Max Cady is a psychopath just released from prison for rape. He is out seeking revenge from his lawyer Sam Bowden who he believes deliberately held back important information about his case during the trial, which could have kept him out of jail. He sets off to terrorise Bowden, his wife and even goes after their 15 year old daughter.
There is nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. Except fear.
Title: Cape Fear
Release Date: November 13, 1991
Runtime: 128 mins
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Sound: Dolby SR
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong violence, and for language.
Robert De Niro ...Max Cady
Nick Nolte ...Sam Bowden
Jessica Lange ...Leigh Bowden
Juliette Lewis ...Danielle Bowden
Joe Don Baker ...Claude Kersek
Robert Mitchum ...Lieutenant Elgart
Gregory Peck ...Lee Heller
Martin Balsam ...Judge
Illeana Douglas ...Lori Davis
Fred Dalton Thompson ...Tom Broadbent
Zully Montero ...Graciella
Craig Henne ...Prisoner
Forest Burton ...Prisoner
Edgar Allan Poe IV ...Prisoner
Rod Ball ...Prisoner
W. Paul Bodie ...Prisoner
Joel Kolker ...Corrections Officer
Antoni Corone ...Corrections Officer
Tamara Jones ...Ice Cream Cashier
Roger Pretto ...Racquetball Colleague
Parris Buckner ...Racquetball Colleague
Margot Moreland ...Secretary
Will Knickerbocker ...Detective
Robert L. Gerlach ...Arresting Officer
Bruce E. Holdstein ...Arresting Officer
Richard Wasserman ...Parade Watcher
Paul Nagle Jr. ...Parade Watcher
Paul Froehler ...Parade Watcher
Mary Ellen O'Brien ...Parade Watcher
Jody Wilson ...Parade Watcher
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Barbara De Fina
Robert De Niro
John D. MacDonald
James R. Webb
Cape Fear Horror Film Trailer 1
"Per te d'immenso giubilo"
"Don't Mess with the Voodoo"
"Do Right Woman--Do Right Man"
More Movie Taglines:
- There is nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. Except fear.
- Sam Bowden has always provided for his family's future. But the past is coming back to haunt them.
- Danielle: If you hold on to the past, you die a little each day...
Claude Kersek: You're scared. But that's Ok. I want you to savor that fear. The south was born in fear. Fear of the Indian, fear of the slave, fear of the damn Union. The south has a fine tradition of savoring fear.
Max Cady: It's not necessary to lay a foul tongue on me my friend. I could get upset. Things could get out of hand. Then in self defense, I could do something to you that you would not like, right here.
Max Cady: Every man... every man has to go through hell to reach paradise.
Max Cady: You learn about loss.
- Robert De Niro paid a dentist $5,000 to make his teeth look suitably bad for the role of Max Cady. After filming, he paid $20,000 to have them fixed.
De Niro was tattooed with vegetable dyes, which fade after a few months.
Gregory Peck, who starred in Cape Fear (1962), appears as Cady's lawyer. Robert Mitchum played Max Cady in the 1962 version, and appears as Lieutenant Elgart. Martin Balsam played Mark Dutton in the 1962 version and the judge in this version.
De Niro researched sexual predator crimes for the part and suggested the scene where his character bites the victim.
The scene in the high school auditorium was totally ad-libbed by Robert De Niro and Juliette Lewis, and done on the first take.
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