Rent Cape Fear (1991)

3.6 of 5 from 156 ratings
2h 2min
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Synopsis:
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. Realising he is legally powerless to protect his beautiful wife Leigh and his troubled teenage daughter Danielle, Sam resorts to unorthodox measures which lead to an unforgettable showdown on Cape Fear.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Barbara de Fina, Robert De Niro
Writers:
John D. MacDonald, James R. Webb
Others:
Freddie Francis, Thelma Schoonmaker
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/03/2003
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of the 1991 Cape Fear
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes of the: Opening Credits/Fourth of July/Houseboat
  • Photograph Gallery
  • Matte Painting Montage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers' Biographies
  • DVD-ROM Features
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/10/2011
Run Time:
128 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'Cape Fear'
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes of the Fourth of July Parade
  • Photograph Montage
  • On the Set of the Houseboat
  • Matte Paintings
  • Opening Credits

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Too over-the-top for me - Cape Fear review by RP

Spoiler Alert
17/07/2012

A convict (Robert De Niro) is released after serving 14 years in prison. He returns to a small North Carolina town and stalks local attorney (Nick Nolte) and family, seeking revenge for the attorney's failure to properly defend him. Attorney is weak and attempts to defend himself + family both within the law (a failure) and outside the law (you guessed it: a failure). The film builds to a finale on board the family's houseboat on the Cape Fear River.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the performances are excellent and the film is highly regarded. Unfortunately the film is by no means subtle - De Niro's character is just too over the top, has too many tattoos, his Southern accent too heavy, his resistance to Nick Nolte's attempts to defend his family too obvious, his very resistance to pain predictable, his every move telegraphed well in advance. Within minutes of the film starting we can guess what will happen and how it's going to end and the 'climax', while well done, is just sooooo predictable.

This 1991 film is a remake of the 1961 version which starred Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. I think I'll order that to remind myself how good it was - in the meantime I'll mark this one down for being so over-the-top and give it 3/5 stars.

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