When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum (Penn), Dave Boyle
(Robbins) and Sean Devine
(Bacon) spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much ever happened, that is, until Dave was forced to take a ride that would change all of their lives forever.
Twenty-five years later, the three find themselves thrust back together by another life-altering event -- the murder of Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter. Now a homicide detective, Sean and his partner (Fishburne) are assigned to the case. They must also stay one step ahead of Jimmy, a man driven by an all consuming rage to find his daughter's killer. Connected to the crime by a series of circumstances, Dave is forced to confront the demons of his own past. Demons that threaten to destroy his marriage and any hope he may have for a future. As the investigation tightens around these three friends, an ominous story unfolds that revolves around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon.
My favourite movie of 2003!
Excellent...just excellent all around...see this movie!
Absoluting breathtaking. Saddest ending I`ve ever seen.