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On the eve of his retirement, Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) faces the uncertainty of life after the police force. But when the body of a slain 8-year-old girl is discovered, Jerry solemnly swears to the grieving mother to capture the child's murderer. The … View More
Genres Crime, Drama, Suspense
Director Sean Penn
Starring Jack Nicholson, Patricia Clarkson, Benicio Del Toro, Dale Dickey View More
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Movie Summary

On the eve of his retirement, Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) faces the uncertainty of life after the police force. But when the body of a slain 8-year-old girl is discovered, Jerry solemnly swears to the grieving mother to capture the child's murderer. The dubious confession of a simpleminded ex-con and a psychological analysis of the little girl's drawings fuel Jerry's belief that the real culprit continues to prowl - and the detective's moral resolve teeters on the brink of a maddening and dangerous obsession in this gritty drama.
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Movie Details

Genres Crime, Drama, Suspense
Director Sean Penn
Starring Jack Nicholson, Patricia Clarkson, Benicio Del Toro, Dale Dickey, Aaron Eckhart, Costas Mandylor, Helen Mirren, Tom Noonan, Michael O'Keefe
Studio Name Warner Bros.
Release Date 2001
VUDU Release Date 10/17/2007
Rating About Ratings
Running Time 123 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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