"Cape Fear, Two Versions and Two Visions Separated by Thirty Years. | Instead, it is one of the sets for Martin Scorsese’s remake of the 1962 thriller “Cape Fear,” which starred Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Polly Bergen. Cape Fear is not among Martin Scorsese’s better films. NN. Cape Fear is a 1962 American neo-noir psychological thriller film starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Polly Bergen. [3], Nick Nolte is taller than Robert De Niro, but for the movie, Nolte lost weight and De Niro developed muscles until he appeared to be the stronger man. In addition to Mitchum and Peck, Martin Balsam cameos in the remake; all three starred in the original film. It was adapted by James R. Webb from the 1957 novel The Executioners by John D. MacDonald. Even though Robert DeNiro was nominated for Best Actor for this Martin Scorsese directed remake of Cape Fear, my heart is still with the original. Cady uses it to emphasize dramatically to his intended victims the power of his individual will and his god-like ability to exact a violent vengeance. Despite Sam's advice, she refuses to press charges out of fear that their ongoing platonic flirtation become public, as well as unwillingness to be cross-examined and humiliated by her own colleagues. In 2013, WWE debuted Bray Wyatt, another character partly based on not just De Niro's portrayal, but also Waylon Mercy.[12]. Nolte, who was interested in portraying Bowden, managed to convince Scorsese to cast him for the part. Starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange. As with the 1962 film version, where director J. Lee Thompson specifically acknowledged Hitchcock's influence, strove to use Hitchcock's style, and had Bernard Herrmann write the score, Scorsese made his version in the Hitchcock manner, especially through the use of unusual camera angles, lighting, and editing techniques. Horrified after discovering the bodies, Sam, Leigh, and Danielle flee to their houseboat docked upstate along Cape Fear river. Unbeknownst to him, however, his former client is a naturally intelligent and single-minded psychopath; he learned how to read and studied law in prison, and even unsuccessfully appealed his own conviction several times. One thing Scorsese did was change the billing to reflect the importance of the characters. Filming & Production After serving a lengthy prison sentence for a sexual assault, Max Cady (Robert De Niro) comes calling on the man who served as his public defender, Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). The film was parodied in the 1993 Simpsons episode "Cape Feare", with Sideshow Bob in the role of Cady. Ford, however, agreed to do the film only if he was going to portray Max Cady. Jessica Lange Leigh Bowden. 75%. Nick Nolte Sam Bowden. Kersek anticipates Cady's intention to enter the Bowden house while Sam is in Raleigh; the family fakes Sam's departure and hides in the house, hoping that Cady will break in, so that he can be shot in self-defense. The reason this film became such a … ", This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 22:27. This parody was itself the basis for Anne Washburn’s play Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, which imagines post-apocalyptic theatre troupes attempting to recreate the episode, and by extension the two films and the novel. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Woman Watching Cady Get Out from Under the Car, special burn makeup (as Stephan L. Dupuis), hair stylist: Mr. Nolte (as Edouard F. Henriques III) / makeup artist: Mr. Nolte (as Edouard F. Henriques III), hair stylist: Mr. De Niro / makeup artist: Mr. De Niro, makeup artist: Ms. Lange (as Dorothy Pearl), first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy), addl second assistant director (uncredited), assistant property master (as Walter Adee), stand-by set dresser (as Stephen Durante), construction coordinator (as Gabriel Ell), production illustrator (as Joseph F. Griffith Jr.), assistant set decorator (as Regina Marie McLarney), apprentice sound editor (as Shari Schwartz), special effects foreman (as James L. Roberts II). The film tells the story of a convicted rapist, who, mostly by using his newfound knowledge of the law and its numerous loopholes, seeks vengeance against a former public defender, whom he blames for his 14-year imprisonment because of the purposefully faulty defense tactics used during his trial. Cady kills the Bowden's housekeeper Graciela and dons her clothing before murdering Kersek by garroting him with a piano wire and shooting him with his own pistol. matte painter: Illusion Arts Inc. / special optical effects: Illusion Arts Inc. matte special rigging: Illusion Arts Inc. miniature special effects supervisor: The Magic Camera Company, first camera operator: The Magic Camera Company, second camera operator: The Magic Camera Company, production manager: The Magic Camera Company (as Susie Ford), director of photography: The Magic Camera Company, first assistant director: visual effects unit (uncredited), executive producer: The Magic Camera Company (uncredited), camera assistant: model unit, Magic Camera Company (uncredited), film loader: second unit (as Scott Nederman), underwater director of photography: second unit, "Barn Shoot", underwater assistant camera: "barn shoot", second unit (uncredited), additional second assistant camera (uncredited), wardrobe supervisor (as Vivian J. Cocheo), conductor: Bernard Herrmann's original score / music adaptor: Bernard Herrmann's original score / music arranger: Bernard Herrmann's original score, production assistant (as Kristin Cameron), speech and dialect coach: N.Y. Related. In the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode “Mac and Charlie Die part 1”, a scene in which Luther, Mac’s father, is released from prison is based on the scene in which Robert De Niro’s character is released. The broad strokes of the two movies are similiar - with Cady harassing the Bowdens until a showdown at Cape Fear - but they also play out differently. Kersek's three hired thugs accost and beat Cady as Sam watches from afar, but Cady turns the tide on his attackers and viciously beats them instead. Cape Fear is a remake of a 1962 movie that starred Gregory Peck (The Omen) as Bowden and Robert Mitchum as Cady; Peck and Mitchum later cameoed in the 1991 version. Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum are two of the greatest actors of all time. [9], Roger Ebert gave the film three stars, commenting:[10]. What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Director Martin Scorsese. Thriller 1991 2 hr 8 min. The film tells the story of a convicted rapist, who, mostly by using his newfound knowledge of the law and its numerous loopholes, seeks vengeance against a former public defender, whom he blames for his 14-year imprisonment because of the purposefully faulty defense tactics used during his trial. Robert De Niro Nick Nolte Jessica Lange Juliette Lewis Joe Don Baker Robert Mitchum Gregory Peck Illeana Douglas Fred Dalton Thompson Zully Montero Martin Balsam Craig Henne Edgar Allan Poe IV Antoni Corone Roger Pretto Parris Buckner Will Knickerbocker C.C. Speech Improvement Services, marine coordinator (as Moby John Griffin), technical coordinator: second unit, "Burn Shoot" (as Douglas Merrifield), production auditor (as Lucille Masone Smith), production assistant (as Christina J. Stauffer), publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited), body double: Jessica Lange (uncredited) / stand-in: Jessica Lange (uncredited), second assistant production accountant (uncredited), titles and opticals: Scarlet Letters (uncredited). Cast & Crew. I am as Large as God, He is as small as I. "[7] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 73 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Company Credits Cape Fear (1962 film) Cape Fear is a 1962 American neo-noir psychological thriller film starring Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam, and Polly Bergen. Bernard Herrmann’s score, lifted essentially in tact from the 1962 original, is a saving grace. Despite Sam's insistence that Cady bragged about beating two prior rape charges and that his crime was too heinous for the promiscuity report to be taken into account, Cady berates him for failing to do his duty as a lawyer. He stalks Bowden, his wife, and 15-year-old daughter, following them as they flee to remote Cape Fear, North Carolina. Suspenseful thriller, excellent camerawork; remake of Cape Fear (1962). Martin Scorsese 's remake of Cape Fear provided the director with a box-office success to follow up the critical success of the previous year's Goodfellas. Robert De Niro Max Cady. However, Cady clings to a rope and pulls himself back on board. Cady quotes a translation of the 17th century priest, physician, mystic, and poet, Angelus Silesius, saying: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}. Audrey Griswold was a huge film break for the young actress, and she further supplanted her star-status gaining an Oscar nod for Martin Scorsese’s remake of Cape Fear in 1991. 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