Mystic River

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In the summer of 1975 in a neighborhood in Boston, three kids, Dave Boyle and two of his friends, Jimmy Markum and Sean Devine, 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?

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
Production: WB
Year: 2003
MetaScore: 84/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: $88,800,000
Released: 15 Oct 2003
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 55 wins & 142 nominations.


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Jimmy Markum - Sean Penn
Dave Boyle - Tim Robbins
Sean Devine - Kevin Bacon
Whitey Powers - Laurence Fishburne
Celeste Boyle - Marcia Gay Harden
Annabeth Markum - Laura Linney
Val Savage - Kevin Chapman
Brendan Harris - Tom Guiry
Katie Markum - Emmy Rossum
Silent Ray Harris - Spencer Treat Clark
John O'Shea - Andrew Mackin
Nick Savage - Adam Nelson
Kevin Savage - Robert Wahlberg
Esther Harris - Jenny O'Hara
Driver - John Doman
Young Dave - Cameron Bowen
Young Jimmy - Jason Kelly
Young Sean - Connor Paolo
Jimmy's Father - T. Bruce Page
Sean's Father - Miles Herter
Michael Boyle - Cayden Boyd
Lauren Devine - Tori Davis
Funeral Director - Shawn Fitzgibbon
FBI Agent Birden - Will Lyman
Nadine Markum - Celine du Tertre
Eve Pigeon - Ari Graynor
Diane Cestra - Zabeth Russell
Drew Pigeon - Joe Stapleton
Mrs. Prior - Susan Willis
Lt. Friel (as Jose Ramon Rosario) - José Ramón Rosario
CSS Tech - Tom Kemp
Medical Examiner (as Charles Broderick) - Charley Broderick
Lab Technician - Lonnie Farmer
Trooper Jenny Coughlin - Celeste Oliva
Loud Mouth Cop - Bates Wilder
Cop at Barricade - Douglass Bowen Flynn
Neighbor at Barricade - Bill Thorpe
Cop in Park - Matty Blake
Dave's Friend in Bar - Ken Cheeseman
Detective - Scott Winters
Headstone Salesman - Thomas Derrah
Reporter - Jim Smith
Handcuffed Man - Patrick Shea
Solicitor in Car (as Duncan Putney) - Duncan B. Putney
Communion Priest - Ed O'Keefe
'75 Police Officer - Dave Zee Garison
'75 Reporter - Michael McGovern
Helicopter Pilot - Bill Richards
Helicopter Pilot - Michael Peavey
Looky-Loo at Murder Scene - Susan Bergeron
Murder Scene Spectator - Eric Bruno Borgman
Bar Patron - Robin Brodsky
Detective - Paul Bronk
Murder scene bystander - Joshua Brown
Grandfather - Don Dailey
Church Family Member - Richard DeAgazio
Parade Patron - James DeVoy
Man in Cafeteria - Curt Fennell
Pedestrian - John Ferus
Murder Scene Spectator - Shawn Fogarty
Bar Patron - John Franchi
State Police Detective - Brian Frates
Man at Parade - Jonathon Frost
Innocent Bystander - Gary Greenberg
Communion Child - Mackenzie Hawe
Detective - Dean H. Huh
Man in Fight Scene - Jon Joyce
Walkie-Talkie (voice) - Mikey Kelley
Boston Cop - Colleen Kelly
Shopper - Stephen Kyle
Parade Spectator - Adam LaFramboise
Bus Boy - Loy Lee
Pedestrian - Paul McGillicuddy
Bartender - Lance Norris
Baseball Player #1 - Mark O'Leary
School Boy - Ryan Patrick
Boston Cop - Seth Reich
Police Detective - Frank Ridley
Parade Spectator - Greg Stechman
Boston Cop - Anthony Taurasi
Baseball Announcer - Jerry Trupiano
Church Goer - J.T. Turner
Police Detective - Brian Van Kay
Bar Patron - Marc Vos
Mr. Loonie - Liquor Store Owner - Eli Wallach
Police Detective - Victor Warren
Sara Markum - Jillian Wheeler
State Trooper - Brian A. White
Spectator - Kris Williams