Cape 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.

Directed by: Martin Scorsese Joseph P. Reidy Corey B. Yugler
Genres: Thriller, Crime,
Production Company: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Cappa Productions, Tribeca Productions,

Cape Fear - There is nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. Except fear. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 15-11-1991
  • Runtime: 128 Minutes
  • Popularity: 12.53
  • Vote Count: 2,006
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Budget: USD 35,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 182,300,000
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Robert De Niro - Azwaad Movie Database Robert De Niro Max Cady
Nick Nolte - Azwaad Movie Database Nick Nolte Sam Bowden
Jessica Lange - Azwaad Movie Database Jessica Lange Leigh Bowden
Juliette Lewis - Azwaad Movie Database Juliette Lewis Danielle Bowden
Joe Don Baker - Azwaad Movie Database Joe Don Baker Claude Kersek
Robert Mitchum - Azwaad Movie Database Robert Mitchum Lieutenant Elgart
Gregory Peck - Azwaad Movie Database Gregory Peck Lee Heller
Illeana Douglas - Azwaad Movie Database Illeana Douglas Lori Davis
Fred Dalton Thompson - Azwaad Movie Database Fred Dalton Thompson Tom Broadbent
Zully Montero - Azwaad Movie Database Zully Montero Graciella
Photo Name Department
Bernard Herrmann-Sound Bernard Herrmann Sound (Music)
Henry Bumstead-Art Henry Bumstead Art (Production Design)
Jack G. Taylor Jr.-Art Jack G. Taylor Jr. Art (Art Direction)
Robert De Niro-Production Robert De Niro Production (Producer)
Steven Spielberg-Production Steven Spielberg Production (Executive Producer)
Kathleen Kennedy-Production Kathleen Kennedy Production (Executive Producer)
Frank Marshall-Production Frank Marshall Production (Executive Producer)
Martin Scorsese-Directing Martin Scorsese Directing (Director)
Ellen Lewis-Production Ellen Lewis Production (Casting)
Thelma Schoonmaker-Editing Thelma Schoonmaker Editing (Editor)

See Full Cast & Crew of Cape Fear


Meet Max Cady, the most terrific villain role De Niro ever played simply because he successfully portrayed a crook who possesses a very complex personality of being stone-cold, violent, absolutely merciless, also on the other hand quite witty and charismatic to ever lure Danielle Bowden (Juliette Lewis) into his trap when he pretended to be her drama teacher so convincingly. Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear tells the story of a brutal rapist who waited for so long just to be able to avenge his wrath towards Attorney Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) for he believed that Bowden could have done much better in defending for his case. This film is well-told with so many suspense elements through some shocking events throughout the film. Cape Fear is one of the examples of film whose remake, in some ways, considered outwits the original one produced in 1962 starred Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. This is quite understandable remembering the remake was filmed many years later, with sufficient advancements in technology and financial supports. In Cape Fear, De Niro managed to portray the chilling Max Cady successfully. He had a best-laid plan to avenge his disappointments/hatred towards Bowden by studying laws in prison just to be able to find the flaws that in the end shall leave him untouchable by the law. Sometimes it’s amazing to understand how an actor/actress willing to go through for the sake of a role. Robert De Niro paid a dentist $5,000 to make his teeth look suitably bad for the role of Max Cady whereas right after filming, he paid $20,000 to have them fixed. De Niro migh have been spectacular in portraying Cady but we also have to consider how remarkable and superb were Peck and Mitchum.

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