18 certificateCape Fear is a Film programme that first aired in 1991 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Cape Fear is a 4 star programme

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Cape Fear (1991)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese's impressive remake of the 1962 thriller stars Robert De Niro (pictured) as cigar-smoking, tattooed, bible-bashing, psychopath rapist Max Cady, out of prison after 14 years, and intent on revenge.

But simply murdering Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) - the small-town lawyer who did him wrong at his trial - isn't sufficient for Cady. Instead he wants to strike the fear of God into Bowden and his family forever. But strangely, as Cady's nefarious plans unfold, the Bowden women (Jessica Lange and Juliette Lewis) become attracted to him, culminating in a stunning climax aboard their houseboat on the Cape Fear river in North Carolina.

Released in 1991, this is high-quality Scorsese, unusually aimed at the mainstream, that is as good as the original. De Niro gives an especially strong Oscar-nominated performance as the madcap Cady. Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1991

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Robert de NiroRobert de Niro...Max Cady
Image for Nick NolteNick Nolte...Samuel.J Bowden
Image for Jessica LangeJessica Lange...Leigh Bowden
Image for Juliette LewisJuliette Lewis...Danielle Bowden
Joe Don Baker...Claude Kersek Private Investigator
Image for Robert MitchumRobert Mitchum...Lt. Elgart
Image for Gregory PeckGregory Peck...Lee Heller Cady's Attorney
Image for Martin BalsamMartin Balsam...Judge
Illeana Douglas...Lori Davis
Fred Dalton Thompson...Tom Broadbent
Zully Montero...Graciella The Bowden's Maid
Craig Henne...Prisoner
Forest Burton...Prisoner
Edgar Allan Poe IV...Prisoner
Rod Ball...Prisoner