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Pitch-black drama starring De Niro as NYC homicide detective La Marca, an absentee father trying to find his son Joey (Franco), a junkie on the lam for murder. Though he's not exactly a model son, La Marco is convinced Joey is not the perp who popped a loathsome drug dealer. Events force him to revisit the title's run-down Long Island city, where he must confront his bitter ex (LuPone) and the troubled past he fled 14 years ago. McDormand appears as La Marca's trusty sometime-girlfriend. Suffers from overwrought, lengthy exposition, mostly via De Niro (not exactly his specialty). Overacting only exposes a depressing, overcooked script. Loosely based on a true story.

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Available on Running time 108 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Bad Dads, Homicide, New York, New York, Police Detectives, Divorce, True Crime, Adapted from an Article, Drug Use & Abuse
Ken Hixon
Robert De Niro, James Franco, Frances McDormand, Eliza Dushku, William Forsythe, George Dzundza, Patti LuPone, Anson Mount, John Doman, Brian Tarantina, Nestor Serrano, Leo Burmester
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Michael Caton-Jones
John Murphy
Tom Nelson, Jason Alexander, Don Fleming, Jim Clark, Patricia Woodbridge, Richard Owings, Jane Musky
Brad Grey, Elie Samaha, Michael Caton-Jones, Matthew Baer, Franchise Pictures, Warner Bros.

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City by the Sea
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Robert De Niro stars as Vincent LaMarca in City by the Sea. City by the Sea released in the year 2002, with a run time of 108 minutes. Vincent LaMarca is a New York City homicide detective. He’s a hard worker and is very good at his job. He has some pain from the past that he still has a hard time trying to get over. Now trying to hold onto the present, he’ll soon have to revisit the past. His son is now a suspect for a murder. Now Vincent has to go back into his past in Long Island due to the case. Did his son really commit a murder or will they find the true suspect? Can Vincent finally get over his past and move on?