Date: November 13, 1991
This Movie is based on Cape Fear
Cape Fear was remade in 1991. Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Martin Balsam who were all in the original film version, appeared in the remake.
Sam Bowden is a former Atlanta public defender who seeks to start a life in corporate law for him and his family in the quiet resort town of New Essex, North Carolina. Max Cady is a client Sam defended 14 years prior to the setting of the movie. Cady, who was being tried for the rape and battery of a 16-year-old girl, was illiterate at the time of the trial and was unable to read a report Sam kept hidden from him and the court that could have lightened his sentence or acquitted him. The report stated that the victim was promiscuous, a decisive fact in a rape case because the intercourse must have been non-consensual for a conviction to occur. Now a well-read, recently-released ex-convict, Cady stalks Bowden and plans to seek vengeance for his imprisonment. The movie's climax has the two men engaging in a showdown during a severe thunderstorm on Cape Fear.