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Cape Fear (1991)

Director: Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De Niro Nick Nolte
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40720586
UPC: 025192894220
UPC 14: 00025192894220
Sales Rank: 328
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A recently-released rapist stalks the family of the attorney who defended him.
Editor's Note
Martin Scorsese's remake of J. Lee Thompson's 1962 film is a stylish, taut thriller. Public defender Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) served as the attorney for brutal rapist Max Cady (Robert De Niro) at his arraignment. Shocked by the violence of Cady's crime, Sam duplicitously withheld information regarding the sexually promiscuous activities of Cady's rape victim--information that might have won Max's acquittal. After serving a hellish 14-year sentence in a barbaric state penitentiary, the once-illiterate Cady, who has taught himself to read and studied up on the law during his incarceration, seeks vengeance against the prosperous small-town lawyer. Max makes good on his satanic threats to terrorize Sam, stalking the vulnerable family, poisoning their dog, brutally assaulting Sam's close friend, and sexually harassing Sam's daughter, Danielle (Juliette Lewis). To rid themselves of this raging force of retribution, Sam, Leigh, and Danielle join together against Max in a final struggle for their very existence. Scorsese pays debts to Thompson's earlier version by using Bernard Herrmann's original score, as well as casting Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, and Martin Balsam in supporting roles. Lewis delivers a stirring performance that earned her a well-deserved Oscar nomination, as did De Niro, whose tattooed vengeance seeker is one of cinema's most terrifying, notorious presences.

Features

Video Features DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/27/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 128 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1991
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 61028942
Video UPC UPC: 00025192894220
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Joe Don Baker
Video Cast Info Gregory Peck
Video Cast Info Robert De Niro
Video Cast Info Illeana Douglas
Video Cast Info Martin Balsam
Video Cast Info Juliette Lewis
Video Cast Info Robert Mitchum
Video Cast Info Jessica Lange
Video Cast Info Nick Nolte
Video Cast Info Fred Dalton Thompson
Video Cast Info Wesley Strick - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Barbara De Fina - Producer
Video Cast Info Martin Scorsese - Director
Plot Summary
CAPE FEAR is an extremely tense remake of the riveting 1962 thriller. This time Sam Bowden is not such a good guy and his family is rather dysfunctional--but there's no moral ambiguity in the purely evil Max Cady as he circles in for the kill. Martin Scorsese creates a world in which a man who withheld information for the benefit of society ends up suffering the moral consequences. Robert De Niro and Juliette Lewis deliver stunning performances as the hunter and hunted, respectively.

Memorable Quotes

"Come out, come out, wherever you are."----Max Cady (Robert De Niro), to a hiding Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte)

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Nolte acts with blistering energy, and Lange is in top feral form..." 11/28/1991 p.101-103

Sight and Sound
"...Scorsese's CAPE FEAR defies thresholds, revelling in its own transgressiveness, using punchy visuals, fast cuts and a pounding soundtrack..." 03/01/1992 p.40-1

Los Angeles Times
"...We squirm, we squeal, we squeak for mercy as Scorsese and company wring us out like an old washcloth..." 11/13/1991 p.F1

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "It replaces the good vs evil set-up with endless shades of grey..." 12/01/2011

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   De Niro,Robert
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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