Cape Fear(Movie, 1991)

| 2h 8min | Genres: Thriller, Crime
Cape FearRating: 3.7/5 (with 12141,214 votes)
Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese as a remake of the 1962 film of the same name which was based on John D. MacDonald's 1957 novel, The Executioners. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Joe Don Baker, Juliette Lewis, Robert Mitchum, and Gregory Peck in his final theatrical film role. In addition to Mitchum and Peck, Martin Balsam cameos in the remake; all three starred in the original film. The film tells the story of a convicted rapist, who, mostly by using his newfound knowledge of the law and its nu... ()
Movie poster of Cape Fear

Where to watch Cape Fear (cinema/streaming/download)?

"Cape Fear" is currently available on 3 providers. Cape Fear can be streamed free of charge on Netflix (as part of a subscription), can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) and Cape Fear can also be purchased at Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as download from the website or as Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Available languages: English (Audio Description), English (Original)
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 2h 8min
Available to download
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 8min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 8min

Awards & Nominations for Cape Fear

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Actor

About Cape Fear

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, Bible-quoting, psychotic 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 Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.

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Trailer for Cape Fear + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Cape Fear (1991) - Trailer(Trailer, 2:34)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: North Carolina
Based on: "The Executioners" (find it on Amazon), "Cape Fear" (movie, 1962)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 26 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Persian (FA), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 11/15/1991
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Cabo de miedo"
"Нос Страх"
"Cabo do Medo"
"Les nerfs à vif"
"To akrotiri tou fovou"
"Rt straha"
"Cape Fear - A rettegés foka"
"Cape Fear - il Promontorio della Paura"
"Przylądek Strachu"
"Promontoriul groazei"
"Мыс страха"
"El Cabo del Miedo"
Budget: 35,000,000 USD
Revenue: 182,300,000 USD (= 521%)

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