DVD 128 mins IMDB 7.1 (19,373 votes)
Cape Fear - Collector's Edition (1991)
Universal Studios (1991)
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John Wood
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Robert De Niro Max Cady
Jessica Lange Leigh Bowden
Nick Nolte Sam Bowden
Joe Don Baker Claude Kersek
Juliette Lewis Danielle Bowden
Robert Mitchum Lieutenant Elgart
Gregory Peck Lee Heller
Martin Balsam Judge
Illeana Douglas Lori Davis
Fred Dalton Thompson Tom Broadbent
Zully Montero Graciella
Craig Henne Prisoner
Forest Burton Prisoner
Edgar Allan Poe IV Prisoner
Rod Ball Prisoner

Director Martin Scorsese
Producer Barbara De Fina; Robert De Niro
Writer Wesley Strick; John D. MacDonald; James R. Webb
Cinematography Freddie Francis
Musician Elmer Bernstein
User Credit 1 Thelma Schoonmaker
User Credit 2 Rita Ryack

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.

Edition Details
Barcode 025192056727
Region Region 1
Chapters 18
Release Date 9/18/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

THX Certified
The Making Of Cape Fear
Deleted Scenes
Behind-The-Scenes of the Fouth of July Parade
On the Set of the Houseboat
Photograph Montage
Matte Paintings
Opening Credits
Theatrical Trailer
Production Notes
Cast and Filmmakers
DVD-ROM Features
Personal Details
Purchase Date 8/8/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Strong violence, and for language.
User Text 2 There is nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. Except fear.
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Trivia: De Niro researched sexual predator crimes for the part and suggested the scene where his character bites the victim. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When the private eye is waiting for Cady in the house, he finally sees Teddy Bear moving, and follows the wire to the windows which (looking from inside) have closed shades. In very next shot, from outside, he is walking up to this window to close it, but there are no shades on it at all. (more)

[Max Cady bares his heavily tattooed body]
Lieutenant Elgart: I don't know whether to look at him or read him.

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations (more)