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Cape Fear (1991 movie)

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Cape Fear
Directed byMartin Scorsese
Screenplay byWesley Strick
Story byThe Executioners by John D. MacDonald
Produced byBarbara De Fina
StarringRobert De Niro
Nick Nolte
Juliette Lewis
Jessica Lange
Joe Don Baker
Robert Mitchum
Gregory Peck
CinematographyFreddie Francis
Edited byThelma Schoonmaker
Music byElmer Bernstein
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
November 13, 1991
Running time
127 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$35 million
Box office$182.3 million

Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller movie. It was directed by Martin Scorsese and it was produced by Barbara De Fina. Cape Fear was released on November 13, 1991. It is adapted from the John D. MacDonald novel The Executioners. It is a remake of the 1962 movie directed by J. Lee Thompson. The movie is about an attorney who is stalked along with his family by a vengeful criminal he had defended in court against rape charges, but was sent to jail for eight years.

Reviews[change | change source]

The movie got positive reviews from critics. It has a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[1] Movie critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the movie 3 out of 4 stars and said that he liked the "Cape Fear is impressive moviemaking, showing Scorsese as a master of a traditional Hollywood genre who is able to mold it to his own themes and obsessions. But as I look at this $35 million movie with big stars, special effects and production values, I wonder whether it represents a good omen from the finest director now at work."[2]

Awards[change | change source]

At the 64th Academy Awards, Robert De Niro was nominated in the category of Best Actor and Juliette Lewis was nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress but neither of them won.[3] At the 49th Golden Globe Awards, De Niro was nominated for Best Actor – Drama and Lewis was nominated for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.[4]

Cast[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cape Fear (1991)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-10-01.
  2. "Cape Fear Movie Review & Film Summary". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved 2015-10-01.
  3. "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2015-10-01.
  4. "Cape Fear". HFPA. Archived from the original on 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2015-10-01.

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