New York City homicide detective Vincent LaMarca (Robert De Niro) has forged a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, making a name for himself as a man intensely committed to his work. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent – the suspect he’s investigating is his own son, Joey (James Franco). Vincent and Joey have been painfully estranged ever since Vincent divorced Joey’s mother and left the decaying boardwalks of Long Beach, Long Island for the anonymity of Manhattan and a successful career with the NYPD. He lives his life in solitude, keeping even his girlfriend (Frances McDormand) at arm’s length. The closest relationship he maintains is with his partner, Reg (George Dzundza) – and Vincent makes sure that stops at the precinct door. As long as Vincent lives in the protection of the present, he doesn’t have to deal with the pain of his past. The murder investigation draws Vincent home to Long Beach, the self-proclaimed City by the Sea, where the past has been waiting for him to return. In the course of his investigation, Vincent discovers that his own unresolved pain and failures as a father have deeply influenced Joey’s life and the destructive choices he has made. As a cop, Vincent must bring a criminal to justice: as a father, he must find a way to save his son. Now he will put his life on the line in order to do right by both his family and his profession.
Audio Commentary - Ken Hixon - Writer/Interview - 1. Mark of a Murderer: Six Words About Filmmaking with Michael Caton-Jones/Interactive Menus/Scene Access
Release Date: 14 July 2003
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Production Year: 2002
Main Language: English
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