In the summer of 1975 in a blue collar boston neighborhood, Dave, Jimmy and Sean are playing on the sidewalk when Dave gets pulled into a car and driven away by two men. Dave endures several days of sexual abuse. He escapes but is traumatized throughout adulthood. He marries the cousin of Jimmy's wife and proudly fathers a son. Jimmy is an ex-con, father of three, and quiet local mobster. Sean is a homicide detective, unhappily separated from his wife. When Jimmy's daughter Katie is murdered, all three must face demons, past and present, as details pile up connected to 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. But Jimmy suspects Dave. Sean must be loyal to the law, not his friends.
Cast : Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Laura Linney, Marcia Gay Harden
Writer : Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
Language : English