• The Pledge (2001)

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Release Date: January 19th, 2001

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2001

R|2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
On the day of his retirement, detective Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) accepts a gift -- an airline ticket to Mexico. But when the body of a murdered eight-year-old girl is discovered in the mountains, Jerry offers his expertise at the crime scene. When an ambitious younger cop wrenches a dubious confession from a simple-minded suspect, the case is closed... but not for Jerry.

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright, Aaron Eckhart, Patricia Clarkson, Benicio Del Toro, Dale Dickey, Costas Mandylor, Dame Helen Mirren

Director: Sean Penn

Genres: Mystery, Crime drama

Production Co: Morgan Creek Productions, Warner Bros., Pledge Productions Inc., Franchise Pictures, Clyde Is Hungry Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros., E Stars Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It is understatement to say that Nicholson does some of the finest work of his career here, easily equaling "The Shining" for gargoyle monstrousness and "As Good as It Gets" for tortured humanism. show more

  • In crafting a fierce, fragmented, downbeat film about a character who makes the wrong decision as a man by being right as a cop, Penn flies in the face of what sells in Hollywood. Godspeed. show more

  • The problem isn't a lack of substance, and certainly not a dearth of talent, but a shortage of fun. show more

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