The Pledge

2001

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Sean Penn
Writer: Friedrich Durrenmatt, Jerzy Kromolowski
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Benicio Del Toro, Dale Dickey, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke, Harry Dean Stanton, Michael O’Keefe

Synopsis:
The night he retires as a Nevada sheriff, Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) pledges to the mother of a murdered girl that he will find her killer.

Jerry doesn’t believe the police arrested the right man. He discovers that this is the third incident in the area where the victims are young, blonde, pretty, and small for their age. In his quest to find the killer, Jerry forms a relationship with a local mother and her daughter, all the more reason to find the man responsible before he strikes again.

Quotes:
Jerry Black: “I made a promise, Eric. You’re old enough to remember when that meant something…”