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Cape Fear

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Original title
Cape Fear
Year
Running time
130 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Wesley Strick. Remake: James R. Webb. Novel: John D. MacDonald
Music
Elmer Bernstein. Remake: Bernard Herrmann
Cinematography
Freddie Francis
Cast
Producer
Amblin Entertainment, Cappa Films, Tribeca Productions. Distributor: Universal Pictures
Genre
Thriller. Drama | Crime. Revenge. Family Relationships. Southern Gothic. Neo-noir. Psychological Thriller. Cult Movie. Remake
Synopsis
Max Cady is a psychopath just released from prison for rape. He is out seeking revenge from his lawyer Sam Bowden who he believes deliberately held back important information about his case during the trial, which could have kept him out of jail. He sets off to terrorize Bowden, his wife and even goes after their 15 year old daughter.
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Awards
1991: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (Robert De Niro), Supp. Actress (Lewis)
1991: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Actor (Robert De Niro), Supp. Actress (Lewis)
1991: New York Film Critics Circle: 2 Nominations, incl. Best Supp. Actress (Lewis)
1992: 2 BAFTA: Nominations: Best Cinematography and Editing
1992: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
1991: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Most Promising Actress (Lewis). 3 Nominations
1991: David Di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Actor (Robert De Niro)
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