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Cape Fear

Released 1991
Distributor Universal Pictures

This 1991 remake of the unsettling 1962 thriller starring Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum takes on an even more disturbing dimension under the direction of Martin Scorsese. Robert De Niro assumes Mitchum’s role as the grinning sociopath Max Cady and Nick Nolte takes over for Peck as the milquetoast lawyer trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Illeana Douglas shines as the doomed barcrawler who decides to sidle up to the appalling Cady.

About Illeana Douglas

ILLEANA DOUGLAS is an actress, writer, director, and also the granddaughter of two-time Academy Award winning actor Melvyn Douglas. Some of her memorable film roles include Goodfellas, Cape Fear, To Die For, Grace of My Heart, Stir of Echoes, Ghost World and others that did very well in Sweden. Illeana created and starred in the multi-award winning web-series Easy to Assemble for IKEA. She is directing the feature, Love Is Funny based on her original script. It’s a comedy, yes. Illeana is the host of Trailblazing Women on Turner Classic Movies. Her memoir, I Blame Dennis Hopper--stories lived in and out of the movies-- is available now. She hosts the I Blame Dennis Hopper Podcast (available on iTunes)