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adapted as "Mystic River"
Publisher: William Morrow
Published: January 2001
Synopsis: When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car drove up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened — something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay-demons that urge him to do horrific things.
When Jimmy's daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into serious conflict with Jimmy. And then there is Dave, who came home covered in someone else's blood the night Jimmy's daughter died. While Sean attempts to use the law to return peace and order to the neighborhood, Jimmy finds his need for vengeance pushing him ever closer to a moral abyss from which he won't be able to return.
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Clint Eastwood, Director
Original air date(s): 10/15/2003
DVD release date: 06/08/2004
Cast: Jimmy Markum (Sean Penn), Dave Boyle (Tim Robbins), Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon), Sgt. Whitey Powers (Laurence Fishburne), Celeste Boyle (Marcia Gay Harden), Annabeth Markum (Laura Linney), Val Savage (Kevin Chapman)
Running time: 138 minutes
Winner of 2004 Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Sean Penn) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Tim Robbins).
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