Cape Fear

Cape Fear
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 18, 2001
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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    • Documentary
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    • Production Notes
    • Biographies: Cast & Crew
    • Stills/Photos: Gallery with Original Score
    • Poster
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Total Count: 21


User Ratings: 17,701
Rating: 3/4 -- It's clear virtually from the get-go that Cape Fear's success is due almost entirely to Mitchum's absolutely spellbinding turn as the vile antagonist... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Jan 3, 2020
Rating: 4/5 -- Its politics are abhorrent to me, but my god, it's such a slick, well-crafted thriller ... that I can't hate it Full Review
Goatdog's Movies
Apr 18, 2008
...Stealthily effective....An unnerving minor classic...
Total Film
Mar 1, 2001
Rating: B+ -- Unpleasant but suspenseful film noir. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 23, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- A tense thriller that holds your attention to the very end. The film is aided by one of Bernard Hermann's better scores.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Jun 24, 2006
A cold-blooded, calculated build-up of sadistic menace and shivering dread is accomplished with frightening adroitness in J. Lee Thompson's melodrama Cape Fear. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 3.5/4 -- works best as a twisted nail-biter, punctuated brilliantly with an apocalyptic score by Bernard Herrmann
Q Network Film Desk
Sep 26, 2001

Product Description:

This good vs. evil thriller casts Mitchum as sadistic ex-con Max Cady determined to wreak revenge on the family of Sam Bowden, the good small-town lawyer who put him in jail years earlier. Stripped of legal recourse, the civilized Bowden is slowly forced to lower himself to Cady's bestial level to protect his family. Based on "The Executioners" by John D. MacDonald.

Plot Synopsis:

Max Cady, a wily, cruel ex-convict, is ravenous for the ruination of Sam Bowden, a Georgia laywer who eight years earlier sent Max to prison for his brutal assault of a young woman in a parking lot. Max pursues Sam and his family with psychotic diligence. With each step, Max ups the ante of terror. First, he makes himself ubiquitous, igniting a reign of psychological torment over the family. Moving in closer, he poisons the family dog simply to prove his hard-heartedness. And in a succesful attempt to enrage, Max pays Sam's pubescent daughter Nancy a little visit. Finally, the men confront one another in a Southern swampland showdown. But Sam's wholesome tenacity proves too vital a force for Max's sinister rage.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: April, 1962.
  • Adapted from John D. MacDonald's magazine-serialized novel "The Excecutioner."
  • Remade by Martin Scorese in 1991.

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  • Sales Rank: 13,671
  • UPC: 025192063428
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