Master filmmaker Martin Scorsese brings heart-pounding suspense to one of the most acclaimed thrillers of all time. Fourteen years after being imprisoned, vicious psychopath Max Cady (Robert De Niro) emerges with a single-minded mission: to seek revenge on his attorney Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). Cady becomes a terrifying presence as he menacingly circles Bowden's increasingly unstable family. Realizing he is legally powerless to protect his beautiful wife Leigh (Jessica Lange) and his troubled teenage daughter Danielle (Juliette Lewis), Sam resorts to unorthodox measures which lead to an unforgettable showdown on Cape Fear. Visually stunning images and brilliant performances from a talented cast highlight this roller-coaster ride through relentless psychological torment.
Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake of J. Lee Thompson's 1962 thriller dabbles a bit in some fascinating psychological crosscurrents between its characters, but it finally trades in all that rich material for extensive and gratuitous violence. Robert De Niro plays a serial rapist released from prison after 14 years. Angry because his appalled attorney (Nick Nolte) made it easy for him to be convicted, this monster is out to hurt Nolte's character through his wife (Jessica Lange) and daughter (Juliette Lewis). The themes of interlocking guilt and anger between these people suggests a smart film in the making. But the final act, set on a boat with De Niro's vengeful pervert attacking Nolte and the two women, takes a more unfortunate direction. Stick with the original (which starred Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck, each of whom make a cameo appearance in this film). --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I watched this the day after watching the original. Although the basic story line is similar, there are enough changes to make this a new movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ross Chapman
thanks it was in great condition awesome movie Christmas gift from my best friend!!!Published 10 months ago by Karla
Very happy. Was shipped with care! Very happy from start to finish!!!Published 22 months ago by Cari
this movie scared me when I was young.. so to buy it and watch it again was great..good to watchPublished on Aug. 31 2013 by leona lapointe
Classic thriller movie.. with an epic cast! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !Published on Jan. 19 2013 by Lanning B Braaten
of course robert deniro does an amazing job as usual and i liked the premise of the story. A ex convict terrorizes and family after spending 14years in jail which gave him the time... Read morePublished on May 31 2011 by Sorpse
I've seen this version and the original. This is one time the second version surpasses the first. Holden was not nearly the actor DeNiro was in their same roles. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2010 by David A. Cochrane
i believe this film pales in comparison to the original 1962
version.for one thing,i found it way too mean spirited and overly
gruesome. Read more