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Mystic River

Original Theatrical Date: October 8, 2003
  • Best Actor - Sean Penn
  • Best Supporting Actor - Tim Robbins


Nominated for six Academy Awards, including "Best Picture," 2003's Mystic River tells the the tale of three friends who grew up in working-class Boston and drifted apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them.

Sean Penn (in his Oscar-winning role) is Jimmy Markum, whose nineteen-year-old daughter has been coldly murdered. Childhood friend David Boyle (Tim Robbins in his Oscar-winning role) is a suspect. And Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon), now a cop, scrambles to solve the crime before volatile Jimmy takes the law into his own hands.

Working from Brian Helgeland’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel, director Clint Eastwood shapes a masterful, brooding thriller built on family, friends and innocence lost. Penn, Robbins and Bacon are joined by Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden (who received an Oscar nom) and Laura Linney in one of the most powerful casts ever.

Genre: Suspense/ThrillerOscar WinnersDrama