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Scorsese takes on this terrifying tale of brutality and manipulation (previously filmed in 1961) and cranks it up a notch as a paroled convict haunts the lawyer who put him away. Great cast, a rollercoaster of suspense. Note the cameos by Mitchum, Peck, and Balsam, stars of the first version. Original source material was "The Executioners" by John D. MacDonald. Breath-taking rollercoaster of a film. Elmer Bernstein adapted the original score by Bernard Herrmann.

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Available on Running time 128 minutes.

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Psycho-Thriller, Law & Lawyers, A River Runs Through the Plot, Yuppie Nightmares, Revenge, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Contemporary Noir, Tattoos, Director/Star Teams: Scorsese & De Niro
Wesley Strick
Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam, Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Illeana Douglas, Fred Dalton Thompson
Freddie Francis
Martin Scorsese
Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein
Amblin Entertainment, Cappa Films, Tribeca Productions

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Cape Fear
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Cape Fear released in 1991 and has a run time of 128 minutes. The film was nominated for two Oscars. Cape Fear is about a rapists wanting revenge on his lawyer. Max Cady (Robert De Niro) was sentenced to prison years ago for rape. He is now out and is seeking revenge on his lawyer, Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte), his wife and Sam’s teenage daughter. Max believes Sam left out important information on purpose during the trial, which would have kept him out of jail. Now Max’s goal is revenge. Will he get it?