City by the Sea - City by the Sea (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Michael Caton-Jones
Drena De Niro Vanessa Hansen
Robert De Niro Detective Vincent LaMarca
John Doman Henderson
Eliza Dushku Gina
George Dzundza Reg Duffy
William Forsythe Spyder
James Franco Joey LaMarca
Patti LuPone Maggie
Frances McDormand Michelle
Anson Mount Dave Simon
Brian Tarantina Snake
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Producer Matthew Baer; Brad Grey; Michael Caton-Jones
Writer Mike McAlary; Ken Hixon
Studio Franchise Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 108 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.3
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
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 21
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 085392208227
Chapters 30
Release Date 2/3/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby