R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.
In Sean Penn and Tim Robbins's only previous feature together - Dead Man Walking (1995) - both were respectively Oscar-nominated as Best Actor and Best Director. On this one, both were victorious as actors.
Radio Announcer #1:
...before the end of the season last year, and then re-injured it in spring training on a terrific game-saving play. You know, I was talking with...
Sean's Father: What time is this going on?
Jimmy's Father: 7:30 is the pre-game.
Sean's Father: Who'd you say was pitching tonight?
Jimmy's Father: Tiant's ...
Sean's Father: ...
Jimmy's Father: ...
In the opening scene that takes place in the 1970s all of the cars have front plates. Massachusetts did not have front plates until 1988.
The Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Logos at the beginning of the film, are not animated. They are both coloured Grey and stay in the middle of the screen.
$640,815 (USA) (12 October 2003)
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