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The Making of 'Cape Fear' (2001)

A retrospective documentary on the making of Cape Fear (1962) .


Laurent Bouzereau


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Cast overview:
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Robert De Niro ... Himself
Wesley Strick ... Himself
Nick Nolte ... Himself
Jessica Lange ... Herself
Juliette Lewis ... Herself
Gregory Peck ... Himself
Barbara De Fina Barbara De Fina ... Herself
Henry Bumstead ... Himself
Thelma Schoonmaker ... Herself
David S. Williams Jr. David S. Williams Jr. ... Himself
Bill Taylor Bill Taylor ... Himself
Freddie Francis Freddie Francis ... Himself (archive footage)
Elmer Bernstein ... Himself


This video documentary gives film fans a behind-the-scenes look at this classic story of suspense and revenge. With scenes from both the 1962 original and the 1991 remake of this story about a lawyer trying to protect his family from a man he helped send to prison, this documentary looks at the work of the cast and crew that went into making the film such a success. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

18 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Universal Home Video See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the 2 disc DVD of Cape Fear (1991). See more »


References Dodge City (1939) See more »

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22 August 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

In this 28 minute Making of featureette, located as an extra on the DVD of the original "Cape Fear", we learn of the genesis of how the movie was adapted by the novel 'The Executioners', as well as the casting, why the name for the movie was changed, . (It features interviews with Director J. Lee Thompson and star Gregory Peck (both of which have sadly since passed on). A few interesting anecdotes are scattered throughout (Such as how Thompson desperately regretted that Hayley Mills couldn't do the film and some others) All in all I enjoyed watching this.

My Grade: B

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