Cape Fear


2h 8m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Nerfs a vif, Nerfs a vif, Les, cabo del miedo, El
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Dania, Florida, USA; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.

Crew

Andy Aaron

Sound Effects

Richard Adee

Property Master

Wally Adee

Assistant Property Master

Jeffrey T Barabe

Production Assistant

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunts

Diana Barry

Music

Elaine Bass

Titles

Saul Bass

Titles

Donna Battersby

Hair Stylist

Walter Bedell

Driver

Eric C Berg

Assistant

Andrew Bernstein

Production Assistant

Emilie A Bernstein

Music Arranger

Dick Boyles

Driver

Will Brantley

Craft Service

Connie Brown

Driver

Henry Bumstead

Production Designer

Keith M Bunting

Grip

Alice Byrd

Song

Michael Calabrese

On-Set Dresser

Kristin Cameron

Production Assistant

Phillip V Caruso

Photography

Don Cerrone

Key Grip

Robin Chambers

Assistant

Emile Charlap

Music Contractor

Joe Charlie

Driver

Sam Chwat

Dialect Coach

Vivian J Cocheo

Wardrobe Supervisor

Doug Coleman

Stunt Man

Noreen Compton

Production Assistant

Ben Coney

Other

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Robert Earl Covington

Production Assistant

Robert P Crowley

On-Set Dresser

Jose Cue

Electrician

Robert Cuevas

Carpenter

Barbara De Fina

Producer

Leon Delaney

Stunt Coordinator

Todd Dickinson

Driver

Pete Dilella

Driver

William Docker

Assistant Sound Editor

Gaetano Donizetti

Music

Gary Dunham

Propman

Stephan Dupuis

Makeup

Stephen P Durante

On-Set Dresser

Kathy Durning

Music Editor

Syd Dutton

Special Effects

Syd Dutton

Matte Painter

David A Duvall

Special Effects

Gabriel Ell

Construction Coordinator

Gene Engels

Gaffer

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunt Man

Peter Farber

Other

Michael Fedack

Dolly Grip

Michael Feder

Production Assistant

Jeff Fisher

Production Assistant

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Suzie Ford

Production Manager

Freddie Francis

Director Of Photography

Aretha Franklin

Song Performer

Erin Garcia

Production Assistant

Kathleen Gerlach

Assistant Costume Designer

Mark Ginsberg

Color Timer

Bill Girald

Driver

Genessa Goldsmith Proctor

Scenic Artist

Olga R Gonzalez

Driver

Adrian Gorton

Assistant Art Director

Jose Granell

Art Director

Phil Green

Electrician

Alan Greenberg

Researcher

John Griffin

Other

Joseph F Griffith

Production

Eddie Haber

Driver

George Hamilton

Driver

Linda A Hamilton

Wardrobe Supervisor

David C Hardie

Carpenter

James Harris

Carpenter

Katy Harris

Production Assistant

Dan Harvey

Consultant

Gordon Hayman

Camera Operator

Eric Helfritz

On-Set Dresser

Edouard F Henriques

Makeup

Ilona Herman

Makeup

Bernard Herrmann

Music

Alan Hicks

Set Decorator

William Hines

Rigging Gaffer

Joel R Hirsch

Apprentice

Marcia Holley

Stunt Man

Carolyn J Horton

Apprentice

Richard Howarth

On-Set Dresser

Susan Inge Wood

Other

Michael A. Jackman

Post-Production Accountant

Kenton Jakub

Assistant Sound Editor

Shari Schwartz Johanson

Apprentice

Brian Johnson

Assistant Sound Editor

Cary Jones

Special Effects

J B Jones Jr.

Special Effects

J B Jones

Special Effects Coordinator

Julia Judge

Assistant

Billy Judkins

Stunts

Nell Kelly

Assistant Editor

Kathleen Kennedy

Executive Producer

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Jaimie Klein

Grip

Edward Knott

Grip

Edward Knott

Grip

Doug Kraft

Medic

Elizabeth Lambert

Makeup

Diane L Langone

Production Auditor

Clarence Lark

Driver

Joyce M Lark

Transportation Captain

Lynn Ledgerwood

Other

Deborah Lee

Unit Production Manager

Lisa J Levine

Assistant Editor

Ellen Lewis

Casting

Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixer

Marissa Littlefield

Dialogue Editor

Roger Lofting

Producer

Deborah Lupard

Assistant Director

John D. Macdonald

Source Material (From Novel)

Margery Mailman

Post-Production Supervisor

Tod A Maitland

Sound Mixer

Richard F Malone

Carpenter

Lisa Maniscalco

Assistant Production Coordinator

Eddy Manson

Driver

Frank Marshall

Executive Producer

Neal Martz

Makeup

William M. Mcconnell

Assistant Camera Operator

Regina Mclarney

Assistant Set Decorator

Derek Meddings

Special Effects

Sylvia Menno

Assistant Sound Editor

Douglas Merrifield

Technical Coordinator

Michael Metzel

Foreman

Chips Moman

Song

John Morgan

Camera Operator

Albert Mouradian

Other

Shawn Murphy

Music

T. J. O'mara

Boom Operator

Kevin Oates

Lead Set Dresser

Verdell Owenss

Driver

Christopher Palmer

Music

Theodore Pappas

On-Set Dresser

Chuck Parello

Production Assistant

Greg Patterson

Electrician

John Patteson

Special Effects

Dorothy Pearl

Makeup

Richie Pecora

Driver

Dan Penn

Song

J Randy Peterson

On-Set Dresser

John Piccolo

Grip

Don Polford

Stunt Man

Allison Procacci

Assistant

Bruce Pross

Foley

Charles Quinlivan

Best Boy Grip

Lyndell Quiyou

Hair

Celia Randolph

Production Coordinator

Joseph Reidy

Assistant Director

James L Roberts

Special Effects Foreman

Pete Romano

Director Of Photography

Juan Ros

Production Assistant

Rita Ryack

Costume Designer

John R Salemi

Other

Mark Sawicki

Photography

Thelma Schoonmaker

Editor

Gary Schwab

Grip

Patrick Selts

Medic

John Sheeren

Assistant Camera Operator

Gail Showalter

Adr Editor

John Sider

Electrician

Cara Silverman

Assistant Editor

John E Smith

Best Boy

Lucille Masone Smith

Production Auditor

Jo-anne Smith-ojeil

Makeup Assistant

Steven D Spallone

Electrician

Christina Stauffer

Production Assistant

Philip Stockton

Dialogue Editor

Wesley Strick

Screenplay

Robert Stromberg

Matte Painter

Catherine Sudolcan

Production Manager

Christopher Swartout

Production Assistant

Bill Taylor

Special Effects

Bill Taylor

Matte Painter

Jack G Taylor

Art Director

Jonathan Taylor

Camera Operator

Kitty Terry

Assistant Location Manager

Kai Thorup

Production Assistant

Sherry Thorup

Location Manager

Kevin M Tromer

Sound

Nathalie Vadim

Assistant Director

Joe Violante

Film Lab

Steve Visscher

Foley Editor

Matt Watson

Driver

James R. Webb

Screenplay

Rebecca Weymouth

Production Assistant

Cary Whitaker

Other

David S Williams

Photography

Patricia Wilson

Casting Associate

Paul Wilson

Director Of Photography

John Winner

Camera Operator

Corey B Yugler

Script Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Nerfs a vif, Nerfs a vif, Les, cabo del miedo, El
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Dania, Florida, USA; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1991

Best Supporting Actress

1991
Juliette Lewis

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Juliette Lewis was named 1st runner-up in the New York Film Critics Circle's voting for Best Supporting Actress of 1991. Freddie Francis was also named 1st runner-up in the category of Best Cinematography.

Expanded Release in United States November 22, 1991

Limited Release in United States November 13, 1991

Released in United States Fall November 13, 1991

Released in United States February 1992

Released in United States November 6, 1991

Released in United States on Video June 4, 1992

Wide Release in United States November 15, 1991

Shown at benefit premiere for Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City November 6, 1991.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 13-24, 1992.

Remake of "Cape Fear" (USA/1962) directed by J Lee Thompson and written by James R Webb.

Gregory Peck, who played Sam Bowden in the 1962 original plays Lee Heller in Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake. Robert Mitchum, who played Max Cady in the original, is seen as Lieutenant Elgart. Martin Balsim, who played Mark Dutton, is seen in the role of the Judge.

Began shooting November 19, 1990.

Completed shooting March 17, 1991.

The first film in Martin Scorsese's six-film production deal with Universal Pictures, and his first project in Panavision.

Elmer Bernstein adapted and rearranged Bernard Herrmann's orginal score.

Released in United States February 1992 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 13-24, 1992.)

Released in United States November 6, 1991 (Shown at benefit premiere for Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City November 6, 1991.)

Limited Release in United States November 13, 1991

Released in United States Fall November 13, 1991

Wide Release in United States November 15, 1991

Expanded Release in United States November 22, 1991

Released in United States on Video June 4, 1992