Imprisoned for brutally assaulting a young girl, Max Cady spends his time in jail wisely - reading literature, sculpting his body to perfection and planning his violent revenge on the defence lawyer who put him behind bars. After serving his fourteen year sentence, Cady is released from prison and his rampage begins.Written by
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Cady asks Bowden to recite Canon Seven of the ABA Model Code.
The Model Code was abandoned in 1983 and replaced with the Modern Rules of Professional Conduct, which has no canons. As Cady had been in prison for 14 years, the earlier Model Code would still have been in place when Bowden represented him. See more »
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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At the start of the film, when the Universal Pictures logo appears on screen, instead by studio's theme, sounds from the thunders and rainy is heard, and the logo changes of Egyptian ripple waters. See more »
SPOILER: When the movie was originally shown on network television, the blood left by Kersek's killing was optically removed by censors and replaced by a clean tile floor. See more »
First off this film is not great, but it is one of the best film of the 90's. Then again it starred Robert De Niro and was directed by Martin Scorsese. With this in mind, you know the film can't fail. I first viewed this film at the cinema, and I have to say I walked out of the theater predicting that De Niro had the Oscar in his pocket. Sadly however he didn't win.
Robert De Niro plays Max Cady, a convicted rapist of a teenage girl. He is released from prison years later, and vowes revenge on his lawyer, and his lawyers family. This is a strong suspense film that reaches to a breathtaking climax on a lake called Cape Fear. That is all I'll say, without giving away to much.
This film doesn't reach Martin Scorsese at his top form like he did in Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Mean Streets. But it still shows that he is a genius, and the most talented man in Hollywood today. I highly reccomend this film.
I give it an A+!
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