Cape Fear (1991) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Cape Fear

Martin Scorsese, 1991

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The Executioners
John D. MacDonald, 1957

Cape Fear is a movie directed by Martin Scorsese in 1991 and based on the book The Executioners by John D. MacDonald, first published in 1957. The movie features Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Nick Nolte, Juliette Lewis, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, and others.

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RATING

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Movie Poster: Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)

8.1

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Book Cover: The Executioners (John D. MacDonald, 1957)

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The Executioners

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Storyline

Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) is a lawyer living in North Carolina with his wife Leigh (Jessica Lange) and teenage daughter Danielle (Juliette Lewis). 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.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Cape Fear, the 1991 movie by Martin Scorsese

Year

1991

Minutes

128

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of The Executioners, the 1957 book by John D. MacDonald

Year

1957

Pages

224

Book Rate

8.16

S: Goodreads

Book

The Executioners

Country: USA

First published in: 1957

Length: 224 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Cape Fear (1962)
Movie by J. Lee Thompson

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