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adapted as "Cape Fear"
John D. MacDonald
Published: June 1958
Synopsis: An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.
For fourteen years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free — free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars.
Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind — and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter ...
Additional notes: Originally published as The Executioners. The information link is to a more recent paperback edition.
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Martin Scorsese, Director
Theatrical release date: 11/13/1991
DVD release date: 08/23/2005
Cast: Max Cady (Robert De Niro), Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte), Leigh Bowden (Jessica Lange), Danielle Bowden (Juliette Lewis), Claude Kersek (Joe Don Baker), Lieutenant Elgart (Robert Mitchum), Lee Heller (Gregory Peck), Judge (Martin Balsam)
Running time: 128 minutes
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