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Cape Fear

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Original title
Cape Fear
Running time
130 min.
United States United States
Wesley Strick (Remake: James R. Webb. Novel: John D. MacDonald)
Elmer Bernstein (Remake: Bernard Herrmann)
Freddie Francis
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Amblin Entertainment / Cappa Films / Tribeca Productions. Distributed by Universal Pictures
Thriller. Drama | Crime. Revenge. Family Relationships. Southern Gothic. Neo-noir. Psychological Thriller. Cult Movie. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1991: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (Robert of Niro), Supporting Actress (Juliette Lewis)
1991: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Actor (Robert of Niro), Supporting Actress (Juliette Lewis)
1991: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Juliette Lewis) & Cinematography
1992: 2 BAFTA: Nominations: Best Cinematography and Editing
1992: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
1991: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Most Promising Actress (Juliette Lewis). 3 Nominations
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