The Pledge

The Pledge

Jack Nicholson
Director: Sean Penn Cast: Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
, Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
, Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro
Sean Penn

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Sean Penn directed this tense drama of loyalty, honor, and obsession, based on a novel by Friedrich Durrenmatt. Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) is a veteran police detective who lives and works in a small Nevada town. On the day of his retirement, it falls to Jerry to handle an especially unpleasant assignment -- a seven-year-old girl has been brutally murdered, and Jerry has to check out the crime scene, and then tell the girl's parents the awful news. The girl's mother (Patricia Clarkson), understandably distraught, demands to know if the killer will be brought to justice, and Jerry promises her that he will personally see to it, "on my soul's salvation." A younger detective also on the case, Stan Krolak (Aaron Eckhart), thinks he's traced the crime to Toby Jay Wadeneh (Benicio Del Toro), a mentally retarded man who confesses to the murder shortly before killing himself. Stan considers the case closed, but Jerry can't shake his belief that Toby Jay wasn't actually the murderer, and Jerry begins to investigate the case on his own time, over the objections of his former boss, Eric Pollack (Sam Shepard), who reminds Jerry that he's no longer an official member of the police force. Before long, Jerry's personal investigation has taken over his life, and he uncovers evidence that suggests the girl's murder was just one in a series of killings involving young girls and a mysterious man called "the Wizard." When Jerry becomes close to a young single mother, Lori (Robin Wright-Penn), he feels he has reason to believe the murderer may be targeting her eight-year-old daughter, and finds himself using her as a decoy in order to bring the killer to justice. The Pledge marked Jack Nicholson's second starring role in a film directed by Sean Penn following 1995's The Crossing Guard; The Pledge's stellar supporting cast includes Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Harry Dean Stanton, and Mickey Rourke.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/2020
UPC: 0683904635013
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:04:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Jerry Black
Patricia Clarkson Margret Larsen
Benicio Del Toro Toby Jay Wadenah
Dale Dickey Strom
Aaron Eckhart Stan Krolak
Costas Mandylor Monash Deputy
Helen Mirren Doctor
Tom Noonan Gary Jackson
Michael O'Keefe Duane Larson
Robin Wright Lori
Vanessa Redgrave Annalise Hansen
Pauline Roberts Chrissy
Mickey Rourke Jim Olstand
Sam Shepard Eric Pollack
Lois Smith Helen Jackson
Harry Dean Stanton Floyd Cage

Technical Credits
Sean Penn Director,Producer
Klaus Badelt Score Composer
Lesley Bole Set Decoration/Design
Jay Cassidy Editor
Brian Cook Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Michael Fitzgerald Producer
Bill Groom Production Designer
Helen Veronica Jarvis Art Director
Jerzy Kromolowski Screenwriter
Chris Menges Cinematographer
Mary Olson-Kromolowski Screenwriter
Don Phillips Casting
Elie Samaha Producer
Andrew Stevens Executive Producer
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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