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The Pledge (2001)

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

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Beau Daniels ...
Rudy
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Strom
Wendy Donaldson ...
Resort Owner (as Wendy Morrow Donaldson)
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Sheriff (as P. Adrien Dorval)
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Shawn Henter ...
Bus Driver
Kathy Jensen ...
Store Clerk
Taryn Knowles ...
Ginny Larsen
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Hank
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Monash Deputy
J.J. McColl ...
Real Estate Agent
Gordon May ...
Criminologist #1
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Deputy #3 (as Gardinar Millar)
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Storyline

The night he retires as a Nevada sheriff, Jerry Black pledges to the mother of a murdered girl that he will find the killer. Jerry doesn't believe the police arrested the right man; he discovers this is the third incident in the area in the recent past with victims young, blond, pretty, and small for their age. So he buys an old gas station in the mountains near the crimes in order to search for a tall man who drives a black station wagon, gives toy porcupines as gifts, and calls himself the wizard: clues from a drawing by the dead girl. Jerry's solitary life gives way to friendship with a woman and her small, blond daughter. Has Jerry neglected something that may prove fatal? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Detective Jerry Black has made a promise he can't break, to catch a killer he can't find. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino oculto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,765,347 (USA) (21 January 2001)

Gross:

$19,719,930 (USA) (1 April 2001)
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Was originally slated to film in Minnesota, but lost out to Canada for budget reasons. See more »

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This was filmed in British Columbia, which is considerably wetter than the Sierra Nevada, and it shows. The shot of downtown Reno seems to be the only real scene from that region. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jerry Black: She said it. She said it. She did.
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Crazy Credits

In memory of our Brothers In Arms Michael D. Haller and Jack Nitzsche See more »

Connections

Referenced in High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Through The Years
Written by Steve Dorff (as Stephen Dorff) & Marty Panzer
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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All the comments I read are equally, love it or hate it. I'll settle the dispute.
28 August 2004 | by (Foxboro, MA) – See all my reviews

The Pledge is a....... good movie.

I see how people can dislike it, it is a kind of long movie, and you have to be patient with it. The ending is kind of frustrating to those seeking all the answers, but anyone with a fairly open mind will like it instantly.

The movie was good, I liked it, my mom and my little sister even liked it.

Sean Penn made sure not to try to win over a crown using the generic appeal, sex, gore, et cetera. He was very classy with this movie, good job on his part.

Acting was good throughout the movie, Jack Nicholson did a good job, I especially liked Benicio Del Toro's part, even though it was not too long.

I don't know, pretty much, it's a good movie, nothing out of the ball park. But it is worth the watch.


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