Cape Fear

Cape Fear (1991)

"There is nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. Except fear."
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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.

Robert De Niroas Max Cady
Nick Nolteas Sam Bowden
Jessica Langeas Leigh Bowden