Cape Fear

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Cape Fear is a gritty early Martin Scorsese film where a lawyer who withheld evidence that could have helped his guilty client's case was purposefully withheld, leading to his conviction, long incarceration and hunger for cruel revenge against that lawyer and his family. Robert DeNiro presents a menacing, dangerous character who's also intelligent enough to have used his time in prison to fully immerse himself in the law so that he can better circumvent it later, while Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and Juliette Lewis star as the targeted lawyer and his wife and child who spend the film badgered by the rapist/murderer! It's a tense thriller that shouldn't be missed.

Erik M.

Continuity mistake: When De Niro first meets Nolte's lady-friend, they are having a conversation in a bar or restaurant. As the camera goes from De Niro to the woman, the woman's top blouse button is open in one shot, then closed, then open, etc.

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Prison Guard: What about your books?
Max Cady: Already read 'em.

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Trivia: The officer that talks to Sam is played by Robert Mitchum who was the original Max Cady and the lawyer that Max hires is Gregory Peck who played the original Sam Bowden.

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