In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Robert Downey Jr.,
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
In the summer of 1975 in a neighborhood in Boston, 3 kids, Dave Boyle and two of his friends, Jimmy and Sean, are playing on the sidewalk when Dave gets abducted by two men and endures several days of sexual abuse. Eventually, Dave escapes traumatized throughout adulthood. Jimmy is an ex-con and a father of three, whose daughter Katie, is found dead and Dave becomes the number one suspect. Sean is a homicide detective, investigating Katie's murder, ends up finding himself faced with past and present demons as more is uncovered about Katie's murder. Learning Katie had a boyfriend, ballistics later turn up a gun belonging to the father, which then puts her boyfriend as the suspect. Will Sean find out who killed Katie? Will Jimmy make it through the investigation? And will Dave ever find out what really happened when he was abducted? Written by
Tom Guiry and Kevin Conway would later star in the tv series "The Black Donnellys" (2007). See more »
When Jimmy is pouring himself a drink, the sound of pouring liquid continues, although the level of the drink in his glass ceases to rise. See more »
Radio Announcer #1:
...before the end of the season last year, and then re-injured it in spring training on a terrific game-saving play. You know, I was talking with...
What time is this going on?
7:30 is the pre-game.
Who'd you say was pitching tonight?
Goddamn Cuban, man. He can hurl it.
I'd hate to be facing him.
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The Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Logos at the beginning of the film, are not animated. They are both coloured Grey and stay in the middle of the screen. See more »
This movie is a kick in the gut. Rarely is such a brilliant cast
assembled, and even when it happens, rarely do they act like this. Tom
Guiry (very impressive), Tim Robbins and Sean Penn show emotion that
directors don't often stick in. And it comes off flawlessly. During a
scene with Marcia Gay-Harden and Tim Robbins crying in their kitchen,
there is an energy coming off of the screen that strikes you right in
the chest. Which is really the way the whole movie works. It grabs you
and shakes you, and makes you watch even when it can be painful to do
so. The only reason that this film didn't win best picture is Return of
the King. Any other year, and Mystic River has it. Eastwood's finest
moment. Check it out--you won't be disappointed.
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