A crazed criminal seeks revenge against the lawyer responsible for his conviction.
Production Year: 1991
August 1, 2012 02:35 (KSA) ~ August 1, 2012 01:35 (CLT)
More than a decade ago, lawyer Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) defended Max Cady (Robert De Niro) against charges of rape. Max, then illiterate, was eventually convicted and sent to jail. While imprisoned he learned to read and subsequently began to study law, uncovering evidence that Bowden may have purposely botched his case.
Once released Cady seeks revenge against Sam, methodically terrorizing the lawyer's family and even torturing one of Bowden's mistresses. Police have insufficient evidence to arrest Max, forcing Sam to take matters into his own hands. No one can claim to be wholly innocent in this dispute.
Cape Fear was nominated for two Oscars, two Golden Globes, and three MTV Movie Awards. The film was a commercial success, garnering $182 million at theaters worldwide -- five times its $35 million budget.
- Robert De Niro
- Nick Nolte
- Jessica Lange
- Juliette Lewis
- Joe Don Baker
- Robert Mitchum
- Gregory Peck
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, and for language.