Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, Bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.
- Genre: Thriller, Crime
- Studio: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Cappa Productions, Tribeca Productions
- Keyword: prison, child abuse, rape, small town, houseboat, daughter, remake, revenge, stalking, lawyer, cigar smoking, psychological thriller, fear, dog, rapist, private detective
- Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Robert Mitchum