A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte)is a small-town corporate attorney/"Leave It to Beaver" type family-man. Max Cady (Robert De Niro) is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.Written by
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My reminiscence. I always thought that for such a lovely river the name is mystifying: "Cape Fear". When the only thing to fear on those enchanted summer nights was that the magic would end and real life would come crashing in.
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Max Cady comes haunting the Bowden family- just like he did three decades earlier.Cape Fear (1991) is a remake to the 1962 version.It's directed by Martin Scorsese.This is a remake that really works.It's just as intense as was the first one.And the actors are just as good.Robert De Niro plays the ex convict, convicted rapist Max Cady.Robert Mitchum, who played the character earlier plays Lieutenant Elgart this time.Nick Nolte is Sam Bowden.Gregory Peck was him in the 60's version, he's Lee Heller now.Jessica Lange is Leigh Bowden and Juliette Lewis is the daughter Danielle.Joe Don Baker plays Claude Kersek.Ileana Douglas plays Lori Davis.Actor/politician Fred Dalton Thompson is Tom Broadbent.Also Martin Balsam, who played Police Chief Mark Dutton in the original version appears here as Judge.This movie contains a lot of great stuff.Those moments at the house boat are pretty thrilling, with the psychopath out there to get you.Watch this movie, alongside the original and have some tense moments.
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