DVD 137 mins IMDB 8.0 (41,374 votes) top 250: #171
Mystic River
Warner Brothers (2003)
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Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA  /  English

Sean Penn Jimmy Markum
Tim Robbins Dave Boyle
Kevin Bacon Sean Devine
Laurence Fishburne Sgt. Whitey Powers
Marcia Gay Harden Celeste Boyle
Laura Linney Annabeth Markum
Kevin Chapman Val Savage
Tom Guiry Brendan Harris (as Thomas Guiry)
Emmy Rossum Katie Markum
Spencer Treat Clark Silent Ray Harris
Andrew Mackin John O'Shea
Adam Nelson Nick Savage
Robert Wahlberg Kevin Savage
Jenny O'Hara Esther Harris
John Doman Driver

Director Clint Eastwood
Producer Clint Eastwood; Judie Hoyt; Judie G. Hoyt; Robert Lorenz
Writer Dennis Lehane; Brian Helgeland
Cinematography Tom Stern
Musician Clint Eastwood; Kyle Eastwood
User Credit 1 Joel Cox
User Credit 2 Deborah Hopper

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the mysterious drama Mystic River is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane and adapted by screenwriter Brian Helgeland. Set in an Irish neighborhood in Boston, Jimmy, Sean, and Dave are three childhood friends who are reunited after a brutal murder takes place. Reformed convict Jimmy Markum (Sean Penn) and his devoted wife Annabeth (Laura Linney) find out that their teenage daughter Katie (Emmy Rossum) has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon) is the homicide detective assigned to the case, along with partner Whitey Powers (Laurence Fishburne). Jimmy also gets his relatives, the Savage brothers (Adam Nelson and Robert Wahlberg), to conduct an investigation of their own. Jimmy and Sean both start to suspect their old pal, Dave Boyle (Tim Robbins), who lives a quiet life with his wife Celeste (Marcia Gay Harden) but harbors some disturbing secrets. Clint Eastwood won a Golden Coach for Mystic River at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 085392772124
Region Region 1
Chapters 36
Release Date 9/14/2004
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Surround Sound
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User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Language and violence.
User Text 2 We bury our sins, we wash them clean.
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Trivia: Forest Whitaker was the original choice for Whitey Powers and almost accepted, but had to back out due to other conflicts. (more)

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: When Jimmy is looking for a headstone for Katie, the dolly tracks are reflected in one of the headstones. (more)

Quotes: Jimmy Markum: Is that my daughter in there? (more)

Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 50 nominations (more)