About

Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he...

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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

Wesley Strick (Screenplay)
John D. MacDonald (Screenplay)

Runtime

128 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

There is nothing in the dark that isn't there in the light. Except fear.

Cast

Keywords

daughter remake prison revenge small town rape police fear dog lawyer rapist cigar smoking child abuse

Photos

Lists

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Robert De Niro

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role