Cape Fear

Movie • 1991 • Thriller  

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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, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.
This movie contains 35 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Cleptoria
Nothing is seen on screen. An actress emotionally describes the noises the dog made as he died from poisoning. Mute the tv as the Nick Nolte drives home after an urgent call from his wife to avoid hearing the distressing description.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there pedophilia?
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HeatherEhch
The girls in question are teenage rather than children, but Max's preference skews young so you could say it's at least ephebophilia
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Sid
Cady stalks the family by hanging around outside their house, breaking into it and spying on them
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geillis
The family argue constantly throughout the film, father slaps daughter.
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Sid
Max Cady gaslights Danielle
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Is a child abused?
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cruelintention
15 year old is groomed and molested as a major plot point
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Addiction
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cruelintention
Mention of the daughter using weed. Then she smokes weed with the perpetrator
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
YES. A pet dog is killed by poisoning. I don't get how people have this marked as "No".
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Sid
The dog
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Someone is handcuffed to a piece of a boat that sinks
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Sid
Cady restrains the family members in the climactic scene and is later handcuffed to part of the wrecked boat by his ankle, drowning him
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cruelintention
Dunno why everyone's being so vague. He's in prison for raping a 16 year old. He beats and rapes a woman (literal rape off screen), then he grooms a 15 year old girl and puts his tumb in her mouth and kisses her. Then later on he gives the mum a choice of being raped herself or raping the 15 year old. He starts to do it to the mother but is interrupted. People need to be less vague on this site.
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HeatherEhch
A bit before the 1 hour mark, when the villain goes home with a woman. It's not prolonged but it's graphic
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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lsr2864
A man takes a bite out of a woman’s cheek, but immediately spits it out.
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Sid
Cady is doused in lighter fluid and set alight. He survives and his skin is visibly burned for the rest of the film
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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A major character suffers burns. Wouldn't count it as body horror honestly but the prosthetics are pretty grim
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Is there amputation?
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Sid
There’s a failed attempt to crush Cady’s head with a rock
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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HiMyNameIsAlex
Deniro is said to have paid a lot of money in real life to shave his teeth down for the role, then pay upwards of four times more money to have them fixed.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Rhosauce
Before the events of the movie and, emotionally, during.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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spit
Around the 43 minute mark there's a jumpscare. It's only auditory. A phone ringing abruptly in a quiet moment. The whole family flinches from the loud sound.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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HiMyNameIsAlex
Answering machine message of explicit detail of dog dying at hands of aggressor.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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hockeystick
The daughter is briefly locked in the hold of the houseboat.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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In the last scenes Max mocks a trial and talks to the camera saying „Your Honor” a couple of times
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Anonymous
A white man uses the word "N*gro" to describe someone.
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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cruelintention
Very large theme of rape and violence towards women
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Sid
Max drowns at the very end
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Is there gun violence?
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