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Executioners

The book Executioners was made into the movie Cape Fear.

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Book details for Executioners

Executioners was written by John D. MacDonald. The book was published in 1958 by Fawcett. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

John D. MacDonald also wrote Flash of Green (1984).

 

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An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.For fourteen years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free -- ... Read More
An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.
For fourteen years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free -- free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars.
Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind -- and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter . . . .
"A powerful and frightening story." -- The New York Times

Movie details for Cape Fear

The movie was released in 1991 and directed by J. Lee Thompson, who also directed Evil That Men Do (1984). Cape Fear was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen, Telly Savalas, Barrie Chase, Paul Comi, John McKee (II), Page Slattery, Ward Ramsey, Edward Platt, Will Wright, Joan Staley, Norma Yost, Mack Williams, Thomas Newman (II), Alan Reynolds and Herb Armstrong.

 

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Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1991 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone) stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. ... Read More
Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1991 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone) stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. After Mitchum makes clear his plans to harm Peck's family, a fascinating game of crisscrossing ethics and morality takes place. Where the more recent version seemed trapped in its explicitness, Thompson's film accomplishes a lot with a more economical and telling use of violence. The result is a richer character study with some Hitchcockian overtones regarding the nature of guilt. --Tom Keogh