Cape Fear by John D. MacDonaldAn insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.
For fourteen years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free—free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars.
Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind—and what Cady had in mind was Bowdens innocent and lovely teenaged daughter....
A powerful and frightening story. —The New York Times
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Cape Fear () Trivia on IMDb: Cameos, Mistakes, Spoilers and more. Robert De Niro did a lot of working out several months before the movie, and The scene between Robert De Niro and Juliette Lewis in the school was shot in three .. a reference to the album by The Firesign Theatre called "I Think We're All.
John D. MacDonald
Why Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear is among the finest thrillers of the 1990s
With sociopathic glee he has stalked the Bowdens, a stalwart husband, white-gloved wife and innocent daughter who represent an early's vision of clean-cut American life. As originally directed by J. Lee Thompson, "Cape Fear" pitted the wholesome Bowdens against the unsavory Max, a convicted rapist intent on exacting revenge against Sam, who years earlier had testified against Max at his trial. Despite the sexy insolence of Robert Mitchum's performance, that film's struggle was essentially a one-note one between good and evil. Scorsese, not being prone to such oversimplifications, has done his best to muddy the waters.
Cape Fear is notable for many different reasons. But it also has a sizeable and surprising afterlife as the object of parody. Some of the more notable parodies of Cape Fear came out in the s, shortly after its release. Even a relatively young comic like John Mulaney made a joking reference to it during a performance of the Broadway Show Oh, Hello that he co-created with Nick Kroll. The tone is thrilling, with some scenes of family drama thrown in for greater complexity.
Sign in. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Edit Cape Fear Showing all 88 items. The scene in the high school auditorium was completely ad-libbed by Robert De Niro and Juliette Lewis , and done on the first take.