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Mystic River

R| 2 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
When the daughter (Emmy Rossum) of ex-con Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved. Dave (Tim Robbins), a blue-collar worker, was the last person to see her alive, while Sean (Kevin Bacon), a homicide detective, is heading up the case. As Sean proceeds with his investigation, Jimmy conducts one of his own through neighborhood contacts. Eventually, Jimmy suspects Dave is the culprit and considers taking the law into his own hands.

Cast: Sean Penn , Tim Robbins , Kevin Bacon , Laurence Fishburne , Marcia Gay Harden , Laura Linney , Kevin Chapman , Thomas Guiry

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Crime drama, Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Mystic River (2003)

Release Date: October 8th, 2003|2 hr. 17 min.

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  • October 16, 2013 Carla Beckman
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    Mystic River is one of my favorite movies. I read the book written by Dennis Lehane, and this is a case wherein the movie is far more compelling than the book. The book is mediocre at best, but the movie comes alive with Shakespearean tragedy epic.

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