Cape Fear

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Sam Bowden, witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady stalks Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law. Bowden enlists the aid of a local police chief, a private detective and then hires thugs to harass Cady all to no avail. The film climaxes pitting Bowden and his family against Cady.

  1. James R. Webb


  2. John D. MacDonald


  3. J. Lee Thompson


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  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    Sam Bowden

  2. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Max Cady

  3. Polly Bergen

    Polly Bergen

    Peggy Bowden

  4. Lori Martin

    Lori Martin

    Nancy Bowden

  5. Martin Balsam

    Martin Balsam

    Police Chief Mark Dutton

  6. Telly Savalas

    Telly Savalas

    Private Detective Charles Sievers

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • April 12, 1962
    NR, Theatrical



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