Cape Fear 1991

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Cape Fear ★★★ 1991 (R)

Scorsese takes on this terrifying tale of brutality and manipulation (previously filmed in 1961) and cranks it up a notch as a paroled conthevict haunts the lawyer who put him away. Great cast, a rollercoaster of suspense. Note the cameos by Mitchum, Peck, and Balsam, stars of the first version. Original source material was “The Executioners” by John D. MacDonald. Breath-taking rollercoaster of a film. Elmer Bernstein adapted the original score by Bernard Herrmann. 128m/C VHS, DVD . Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam, Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Illeana Douglas, Fred Dalton Thompson; D: Martin Scorsese; W: Wesley Strick; C: Freddie Francis; M: Elmer Bernstein.