Cape Fear (1962)
Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 20
Fresh: 19 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Apr 18, 1962 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 17,264
After an eight-year prison term for rape and assault, Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) is set free. Immediately making a beeline to Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck), the former prosecutor responsible for Cady's conviction, Cady laconically informs Sam that he intends to "pay back" the attorney for his years behind bars. Conducting a meticulous campaign of terror, Cady is careful to stay within the law. Sam, realizing that Cady intends to wreak vengeance by raping the attorney's wife (Polly Bergen) and
Apr 18, 1962 Wide
Sep 18, 2001
Universal International Pictur
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John R. McKee
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A tense thriller that holds your attention to the very end. The film is aided by one of Bernard Hermann's better scores.
Tedious remake of a "thriller" that wasn't that thrilling to begin with
The remake with De Niro had the most to fear from this superior little thriller!
A classic revenge thriller.
works best as a twisted nail-biter, punctuated brilliantly with an apocalyptic score by Bernard Herrmann
Audience Reviews for Cape Fear
- Sam Bowden: It's a mistake to teach women how to tell time. They always use it against you.
- Sam Bowden: You shocking degenerate. I've seen the worst - the dregs - but you... you are the lowest. Makes me sick to breathe the same air.
- Max Cady: I got somethin' planned for your wife and kid that they ain't nevah gonna forget. They ain't nevah gonna forget it... and neither will you, Counselor!
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