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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 begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.

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Directed by

J. Lee Thompson

Written by

James R. Webb (Screenplay)
John D. MacDonald (Novel)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Now he had only one weapon left—murder! … To prevent an even more shocking crime!

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Keywords

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