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Cape Fear

  • Film

Time Out says

An irredeemable criminal exacts his revenge on the family of a lawyer who put him away. This supremely nasty thriller - originally severely cut by the British censor - boasts great credentials: a source in John D MacDonald's novel The Executioners, Mitchum as the sadistic villain (a bare-chested variant on his Night of the Hunter role), Peck as the epitome of threatened righteousness, seedy locations in the Southern bayous, and whooping music by Bernard Herrmann. If director Thompson isn't quite skilful enough to give the film its final touch of class (many of the shocks are just too planned), the relentlessness of the story and Mitchum's tangibly sordid presence guarantee the viewer's quivering attention.
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Release Details

  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:J Lee Thompson
  • Screenwriter:James R Webb
  • Cast:
    • Gregory Peck
    • Robert Mitchum
    • Polly Bergen
    • Lori Martin
    • Martin Balsam
    • Jack Kruschen
    • Telly Savalas
    • Barrie Chase
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