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Cape Fear (1991)

Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 128 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1991

Starring: Robert Deniro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

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, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.