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The Pledge (I) (2001)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  19 January 2001 (USA)
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A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

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Sheriff (as P. Adrien Dorval)
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Deputy #3 (as Gardinar Millar)
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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)  »

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Asesino oculto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£142,100 (UK) (12 October 2001)

Gross:

£732,861 (UK) (9 November 2001)
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Jack Nicholson's secretary in the movie, Jean, is played by director Sean Penn's mother, actress Eileen Ryan. See more »

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As Jerry drives his SUV through the field and fences to the church, the brush guards on the front of the vehicle disappear and reappear. See more »

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[first lines]
Jerry Black: She said it. She said it. She did.
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In memory of our Brothers In Arms Michael D. Haller and Jack Nitzsche See more »

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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Da Da Da
Written and Performed by Jerry Hannan
Courtesy of Jerry J. Hannan Music
By Arrangement with Spire Artist Management
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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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