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Cape Fear

15 Nov 1991

2 hr 8 min

Crime, Thriller, Drama

There is nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. Except fear.
Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations.
Budget: $35M


Kathleen Kennedy (Executive Producer)
Steven Spielberg (Executive Producer)
Frank Marshall (Executive Producer)
Barbara De Fina (Producer)
Robert De Niro (Producer)


(Novel · Screenplay)


Robert De Niro (as Max Cady)
Nick Nolte (as Sam Bowden)
Jessica Lange (as Leigh Bowden)
Juliette Lewis (as Danielle Bowden)
Joe Don Baker (as Claude Kersek)
Robert Mitchum (as Lieutenant Elgart)
Gregory Peck (as Lee Heller)
Illeana Douglas (as Lori Davis)
Fred Thompson (as Tom Broadbent)
Zully Montero (as Graciella)
Martin Balsam (as Judge)
Craig Henne (as Prisoner)
Edgar Allan Poe IV (as Prisoner)
Antoni Corone (as Corrections Officer)
Roger Pretto (as Racquetball Colleague)
Parris Buckner (as Racquetball Colleague)
Will Knickerbocker (as Detective)
C.C. Costigan (as Waitress)
Domenica Cameron-Scorsese (as Danny's Girlfriend)
Billy D. Lucas (as Big man)
Ken Collins (as Big Man #3)
Linda Perri (as Ticket agent)
Catherine Scorsese (as Fruitstand Customer)
Charles Scorsese (as Fruitstand Customer)
Ken Waters (as Bar Patron (uncredited))
Esther Rolle (as Woman Watching Cady Get Out from Under the Car (uncredited))
Tamara Jones (as Ice Cream Cashier)



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