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Cape Fear 1991

  • Martin Scorsese
  • November 15, 1991
  • 128 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Thriller
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.


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Forgot how stylized this was. I also forgot the gross finger sucking/make out. Oy. Was super cool to see a movie successfully made in the style of the 50s but with 90s violence. And bobby D and that accent! And Nolte in his sex appeal stage!

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Intriguing movie but a very weak ending: Max Cady drowns but the whole Bowden-Family survives. There are some wired pictures (Yellow / Red Screens in the bedroom) and some violence (Max Cady who rapes or gets beaten up).

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Scorsese MASTERPIECE & one of De Niro's best performances!

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