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City by the Sea

Release Date: September 6th, 2002

R|1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
When a respected New York homicide detective (Robert De Niro) discovers the prime suspect in a murder case is his estranged son (James Franco), he is forced to return home to the decaying boardwalks of Long Beach, Long Island to confront the darkness of his past. During the course of the investigation, he realizes that his failures as a father - and his unresolved anguish about the painful estrangement - have deeply influenced his son's life.

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Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

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  • The true story of the LaMarcas, well told by the late Mike McAlary in Esquire, has been pounded into TV-crime mush by screenwriter Ken Hixon and director Michael Caton-Jones. Shockingly, the acting doesn't help. show more

  • Notwithstanding a thin script and a color-by-numbers ending, the movie is redeemed by its solid performances. show more

  • As a character study, City by the Sea is engaging. As a police thriller, it's not all there. show more

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