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City by the Sea (2002)

Cast: Robert De Niro, Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand, more...
Director: Michael Caton-Jones, Michael Caton-Jones
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Studio: Warner Home Video
Genre: Drama, Cops
Running Time: 108 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca (Robert DeNiro) is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police detective who has gone to great lengths to distance himself from his past; four decades earlier, Vincent's father Angelo killed a young child, and since then Vincent has carried emotional scars from this incident that he refuses to show to the world. Vincent lives alone in a small apartment building, though he has nurtured a close if tentative relationship with his downstairs neighbor, Michelle (Frances McDormand). One day, Vincent and his partner, Reg Duffy (George Dzundza), are assigned to investigate a murder when the body of a young man is found dead in a dumpster. It turns out the body was that of a drug dealer, and the dealer's partner in crime, Spyder (William Forsythe), believes the killer was one of his regular customers -- a junkie would-be musician who calls himself Snake (Brian Tarantina). City By the Sea was adapted from a piece by journalist Mike McAlary which first appeared in Esquire magazine; the cast also includes Eliza Dushku and Anson Mount. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

More than expected... by Emomovieluver April 18, 2003 - 10:21 AM PDT
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On first glance (or at least after seeing the trailers), "CbtSea" would seem to be a typical action thriller with the father/son twist. After seeing the movie, it is in fact much more of a brooding, reflective drama with DeNiro giving an emotional, sentimental performance alongside a hesitant but loving McDorman and Franco's tripped-out, estranged son he never new. Not bad for casual late night viewing.




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