Plot: The night he retires as a Nevada sheriff, Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) pledges to the mother (Patricia Clarkson) of a murdered girl that he will find the killer. Jerry doesn’t believe the police arrested the right man.
When Jerry becomes close to a single mother, Lori (Robin Wright), he feels he has reason to believe the murderer may be targeting her eight-year-old daughter (Pauline Roberts), and finds himself using her as a decoy in order to bring the killer to justice.
Director: Sean Penn
Writing Credits: Friedrich Dürrenmatt (book) | Jerzy Kromolowski and Mary Olson-Kromolowski (screenplay)
Music by: Klaus Badelt & Hans Zimmer
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright Penn, Patricia Clarkson, Benicio Del Toro, Dale Dickey, Aaron Eckhart, Costas Mandylor, Helen Mirren, Tom Noonan, Michael O’Keefe, Vanessa Redgrave, Pauline Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Eileen Ryan, Sam Shepard, Lois Smith and Harry Dean Stanton.
Genre: Drama / Crime / Mystery / Thriller
Filming Dates: 14 February – 6 May 2000
Release Date: January 19, 2001
Box Office USA: $19,733,089 | Widest Release: 1410 Theaters
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong violence and language
Runtime: 118 minutes