City by the Sea Movie

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Who's Involved:

James Franco, Robert De Niro, William Forsythe, Eliza Dushku, Ken Hixon, Matthew Baer, Patti LuPone, Michael Caton-Jones, Elie Samaha, Brad Grey, George Dzundza

language, drug use, and some violence

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

New York City homicide detective Vincent LaMarca has forged a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, making a name for himself as a man intensely committed to his work. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent - the suspect he's investigating is his own son, Joey. Vincent and Joey have been painfully estranged ever since Vincent divorced Joey's mother and left the decaying boardwalks of Long Beach, Long Island for the anonymity of Manhattan and a successful career with the NYPD. He lives his life in solitude, keeping his girlfriend at arm's length; the closest relationship he maintains is with his partner, Reg - and Vincent makes sure that friendship stops at the precinct door. As long as Vincent lives in the protection of the present, he doesn't have to deal with the pain of his past - or his sorrow over his broken relationship with Joey. But this murder investigation is drawing Vincent home to Long Beach, the self-proclaimed "City by the Sea," where the past has been waiting for him to return. The agonizing memory that has tortured him all his life - the death of his father, a convicted murderer who was executed when Vincent was just a boy - still plagues him. In the course of the investigation, he discovers that his own unresolved pain and failures as a father have deeply influenced Joey's life, and the destructive choices he has made. As a cop, Vincent must bring a criminal to justice; as a father he must find a way to save his son. Now he will put his life on the line in order to do right by both his family and his profession.

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Who stars in City by the Sea: Cast List

"Gucci" , "The Comeback Trail"  

"Why Him?" , "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"  

"Eloise" , "The Scribbler"  

"Awake" , "Run With The Hunted"  

"The Comedian" , "Hollywood"  

"Adam and Eve"  

Who's making City by the Sea: Crew List

A look at the City by the Sea behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Caton-Jones last directed Asher and Basic Instinct 2. The film's writer Ken Hixon last wrote Finding Steve McQueen and Unbroken: Path to Redemption.


Ken Hixon


Matthew Baer
Michael Caton-Jones
Brad Grey
Elie Samaha

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Production: What we know about City by the Sea?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

City by the Sea Release Date: When was the film released?

City by the Sea was released in 2002 on Friday, September 6, 2002 (). There were 1 other movie released on the same date, including Swimfan.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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