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'CAPE FEAR' BREAKS SCORSESE'S RECORD

 'CAPE FEAR' BREAKS SCORSESE'S RECORD
 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cape Fear,"


starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange, has become director Martin Scorsese's most successful film ever, with a domestic box office gross to date of $53,642,272. Until now, Scorcese's highest grossing film had been "The Color of Money," which earned $52,293,983 in 1986.
 One of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, "Cape Fear" brought in $2,116,700 this past weekend in its sixth week of release.
 De Niro portrays an ex-con who terrorizes the family of Sam Bowden (Nolte), the lawyer who failed to keep him out of jail years earlier. Lange and Juliette Lewis star as Bowden's wife and daughter in Scorsese's remake of the 1962 classic. A Universal Pictures release, "Cape Fear" is an Amblin Entertainment presentation in association with Cappa Films and Tribeca Productions.
 Scorsese recently entered into an exclusive six-year directing and producing agreement with Universal Pictures. Under this agreement, Scorsese and Barbara De Fina are currently producing the upcoming Universal release "Mad Dog and Glory," which stars De Niro, Uma Thurman, and Bill Murray, directed by John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer") from an original screenplay by Richard Price ("Sea of Love").
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