Sordid and brutal, and absolutely relentless. I loved it.
These kind of thrillers never interest me much.
over 4 years
I very bizarre remake, Scorsese imitates Lynch. It doesn't work, but it's interesting.
De niro at his best in this perfectly creepy, yet tense, thriller
almost 8 years
From original 10s list
Cape Fear is a 1991 thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and Juliette Lewis and features cameos from Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Martin Balsam, who all appeared in the 1962 original film. The film tells the story of a convicted rapist who seeks vengeance against a former public defender whom he blames for his 14-year imprisonment due to purposefully faulty defense tactics used during his trial.
The film received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor (De Niro) and Best Supporting Actress (Lewis).
Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) is a former Atlanta public defender who is now in private practice in the quiet town of New Essex, North Carolina. Max Cady (Robert De Niro) is a former client whom Bowden had defended 14 years previously in Atlanta. Cady, who was being tried for the rape and battery of a young woman, was illiterate at the time and unable to read a report...