Mystic River

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In Theaters: October 8, 2003 (limited)

October 15, 2003

R | 2h 17m | Drama, Thriller

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When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum (Penn), Dave Boyle (Robbins) and Sean Devine (Bacon) spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much ever happened, that is, until Dave was forced to take a ride that would change all of their lives forever.

Twenty-five years later, the three find themselves thrust back together by another life-altering event -- the murder of Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter. Now a homicide detective, Sean and his partner (Fishburne) are assigned to the case. They must also stay one step ahead of Jimmy, a man driven by an all consuming rage to find his daughter's killer. Connected to the crime by a series of circumstances, Dave is forced to confront the demons of his own past. Demons that threaten to destroy his marriage and any hope he may have for a future. As the investigation tightens around these three friends, an ominous story unfolds that revolves around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Clint Eastwood, Rob Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt
Cast: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, Emmy Rossum, Ari Graynor
Writer(s): Brian Helgeland
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