Noirvember: Cape Fear


Fox Theatre Fri, Nov 17 9:15 PM
Fox Theatre Tue, Nov 21 9:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1991
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:Martin Scorsese
STARRING:Robert De Niro
Nick Nolte
Jessica Lange
Juliette Lewis
Joe Don Baker


Nothing like a little Noir-vember suspense: Scorsese-style!

Attorney Sam Bowden has always provided for his family’s future. But the past is coming back to haunt them.

When Bowden knowingly withholds evidence that would acquit violent sex offender Max Cady, Max spends 14 years in prison. But after Max’s release, knowing about Sam’s deceit, he devotes his life to stalking and destroying the Bowden family. When practical attempts to stop Max fail, Sam realizes that he must act outside the law to protect his wife and daughter.

Director Martin Scorsese updates the classic 1962 film (and the novel its based on), crafting a morally complex psychological thriller with a terrifying turn by Robert De Niro as the tattooed psychopath.

Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, an Oscar-nominated Juliette Lewis, plus Illeana Douglas, and returning stars Robert Mitchum & Gregory Peck round out the cast.