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Cape Fear

Cape Fear

There is nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. Except fear.
Nov 15, 1991 2h 8m
7.3
2451 votes

Synopsis

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 Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.

Title Cape Fear
Companies Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Cappa Productions, Tribeca Productions
Countries United States of America
Keywords prison, child abuse, rape, small town, houseboat, daughter, remake, revenge, stalking, lawyer, cigar smoking, psychological thriller, fear, dog, rapist, private detective
Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte

Sam Bowden
Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange

Leigh Bowden
Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis

Danielle Bowden
Joe Don Baker

Joe Don Baker

Claude Kersek
Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum

Lieutenant Elgart
Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

Lee Heller
Rod Ball

Rod Ball

Prisoner
Joel Kolker

Joel Kolker

Corrections Officer
Antoni Corone

Antoni Corone

Corrections Officer
Tamara Jones

Tamara Jones

Ice Cream Cashier
Roger Pretto

Roger Pretto

Racquetball Colleague
Parris Buckner

Parris Buckner

Racquetball Colleague
Robert L. Gerlach

Robert L. Gerlach

Arresting Officer
Bruce E. Holdstein

Bruce E. Holdstein

Arresting Officer
Richard Wasserman

Richard Wasserman

Parade Watcher
Paul Nagle Jr.

Paul Nagle Jr.

Parade Watcher
Paul Froehler

Paul Froehler

Parade Watcher
Mary Ellen O'Brien

Mary Ellen O'Brien

Parade Watcher
Jody Wilson

Jody Wilson

Parade Watcher
Gar Stephen

Gar Stephen

Big Man #1
Ken Collins

Ken Collins

Big Man #3
Linda Perri

Linda Perri

Ticket Agent
Libby Moyer

Libby Moyer

Ticket Agent
Catherine Scorsese

Catherine Scorsese

Fruit Stand Customer
Charles Scorsese

Charles Scorsese

Fruit Stand Customer
Jackie Davis

Jackie Davis

Jimmy the Dockmaster
George Grafas

George Grafas

Bar Patron (uncredited)
Ken Waters

Ken Waters

Bar Patron (uncredited)
Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle

Woman Watching Cady Get Out from Under the Car (uncredited)