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Mystic River - Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, Clint Eastwood

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Movie propaganda

We bury our sins, we wash them clean.

When Jimmy Markum's (Sean Penn) daughter is found murdered, his childhood friend Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon) is assigned to the case. His personal life is unravelling, Sean's investigation takes him back into a world of violence and pain he thought he'd left behind. It also puts him on a collision course with Jimmy Marcus - a man with his own dark past who is eager to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle (Tim Robbins), a man who hides monstrous secrets beneath a bland façade - secrets his wife, Celeste, is only beginning to suspect. As the race for a killer heats up, all are pulled closer toward an abyss that will force them to face their true selves - and will mark them as irrevocably as the past itself has.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama thriller abuse neighbourhood murder crime police

Persons of interest

  • Sean Penn .... Jimmy Markum
  • Laurence Fishburne .... Whitey Powers
  • Tim Robbins .... Dave Boyle
  • Cameron Bowen .... Young Dave
  • Kevin Bacon .... Sean Divine
  • Adam Nelson .... Nick Savage
  • Emmy Rossum .... Katie
  • Cayden Boyd .... Michael
  • Laura Linney .... Annabeth Markum
  • Marcia Gay Harden .... Celeste Boyle
  • Dennis Lehane .... Author
  • Brian Helgeland .... Screenwriter
  • Clint Eastwood .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Mystic River is Stand by me if everyone grew up in the city. It's also a bit like a movie length episode of Law & order.

Tim Robbins is intense in a Rainman sort of way while Sean Penn pulls out the stops in a Tom Cruise kind of way. Kevin Bacon keeps his clothes on. Clint Eastwood's direction is good.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level violence, adult themes)

Surveillance time

137 minutes (2:17 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 20 November 2003

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