118 min – Crime | Mystery | Thriller – 24 May 2002 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 from 149,783 users
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Hillary Seitz (screenplay), Nikolaj Frobenius
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations.
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
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Sent from the city to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in a small Alaska town, a police detective (Pacino) accidentally shoots his own partner while trying to apprehend a suspect. Instead of admitting his guilt, the detective is given an unexpected alibi, but this “solution” only multiplies the emotional complexity and guilt over his partner’s death.
He’s also still got a murder to solve, in addition to the blackmail and framing of an innocent bystander being orchestrated by the man they were chasing. There’s also a local detective (Swank) who is conducting her own personal investigation… of his partner’s death. Will it all come crashing down on him?
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