Cape Fear (1991)

Film details


Thriller. On his release from jail after a fourteen-year sentence, convicted rapist Max Cady starts to stalk the family of his defence lawyer, Sam Bowden. Cady carefully stays within the law while closing in menacingly on the family, exploiting the weaknesses within it, and promising Bowden that he is going to learn about loss. Bowden's efforts to defend himself and his family only place them in greater jeopardy.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top