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Cape Fear

1991-11-15 | Thriller / Crime
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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.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte

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    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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On January 14, 2021, the IMDB rating of Cape Fear is 7.3/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 75/100, Metacritic rating is 73/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
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..
The genre of Cape Fear is Thriller,Crime.
On January 14, 2021, there were 5223 public reaction to Cape Fear including Oscar-worthy performance, extraordinary, noirish, miscarriage of justice, morally dubious.
Cape Fear won 1992 BMI Film & TV Awards, 1992 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, 1992 Jupiter Award, 1991 Awards Circuit Community Awards, 1991 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards.
The revenue of Cape Fear was 182,300,000 USD.
The runtime of Cape Fear is 128 minutes.
The full version of Cape Fear is provided by Netflix , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , FandangoNOW , Vudu , Microsoft Store , Redbox , DIRECTV
The director of Cape Fear is Martin Scorsese.
The casts of Cape Fear are Robert De Niro starring as Max Cady, Nick Nolte starring as Sam Bowden, Jessica Lange starring as Leigh Bowden, Juliette Lewis starring as Danielle Bowden, Joe Don Baker starring as Claude Kersek, Robert Mitchum starring as Lieutenant Elgart.
The release date of Cape Fear is November 15, 1991.
The production budget of Cape Fear was 35,000,000 USD.