Mystic River (2003) Poster



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The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
A person is cruelly treated as a human prey.
Citizen Kane (1941)
A lost innocence, an overshadowed friendship and a ruthless present.
Suspicion (1941)
A woman thinks that her husband could be a dangerous individual.
Psycho (1960)
The line "wouldn't hurt a fly" in the context of a police interrogation.
The Godfather (1972)
Deliverance (1972)
A dark and cruel event leaves an indelible scar on a group of friends.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Men distrustful of people and disappointed about authority.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
It is referenced.
Die xue jie tou (1990)
It is referenced.
State of Grace (1990)
It is referenced.
A Few Good Men (1992)
Sean Devine, played by Kevin Bacon, responds to the mention of Jimmy Markum as an accomplice of Just Ray Harris with the line "And the hits just keep on coming." This exact line was uttered by Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men (1992), in which Bacon played Cruise's friend and rival.
Shallow Grave (1994)
It is referenced.
The Crossing Guard (1995)
A terrible loss, a deep bitterness and a furious desire for revenge.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Tim Robbins and Sean Penn teamed up in a film about violent and torn men.
Sleepers (1996)
It is referenced.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Cited by screenwriter Brian Helgeland as influence.
Very Bad Things (1998)
It is referenced.
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) (TV Series)
At the parade in the end, a kid is holding a SpongeBob SquarePants doll.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) (TV Series)
When Brendan Harris first comes into Jimmy's store, there is an issue of "People Magazine" with the CSI-cast on the cover, visible on the rack in the background.

Referenced in 

The Woodsman (2004)
It is referenced.
University Heights: A Look Behind the Scenes (2004) (Video)
The cast references the film and Sean Penn.
Charlie Rose: Episode dated 6 September 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tim Robbins.
Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
poster in store
James Lipton Takes on Three (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by Clint Eastwood.
DVD (2006) (Short)
Mentioned in a conversation
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
Brian Helgeland is credited as the Writer of this film.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
By announcer, as Sean Penn walked to stage.
Cleanflix (2009)
shown on list
American Dad!: Home Adrone (2009) (TV Episode)
mention by roger while he is in the plane awaiting take off
The Cleveland Show: The One About Friends (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Holt in his six degrees of Kevin Bacon.
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Semifinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Oscars Since 2000"
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Shutter Island (2010) (TV Episode)
Listed as a movie adapted from a Dennis Lehane novel
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Haiti (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of Sean Penn's filmography.
Wiedzmin 2: Zabójcy królów (2011) (Video Game)
One of the side quests is named after the movie.
At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David before he chooses Gran Torino as one of his top three international movies as another movie directed by Clint Eastwood.
Psych: Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up (2014) (TV Episode)
Gus says to Shawn "Don't go Sean Penn from 'Mystic River' on me" as Shawn calls out "Is that Mauricio in there?", in reference to Sean Penn's scene of the same nature. The scene is continuously referenced throughout the episode.
Film '72: Episode dated 12 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Antonia Quirke
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rashida Jones/Khloé Kardashian/Rachel Bloom/Glenn Kotche (2016) (TV Episode)
El Chapo mentions the Sean Penn movie
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Paul Giamatti/Aubrey Plaza/Frank Bruni/Josh Freese (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "Boston Accent" trailer
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.64 (2016) (TV Episode)
Terry is asked a question about who won a Best Actor Oscar® for his performance during his Cash Builder round.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.23 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Winner, Winner" category
Unbound (2017)
film style


Vampires (1998)
Dave is watching Vampires (1998) on the TV in the middle of the night.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Ebert & Roeper Redux (2003) (TV Episode)
Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 2003 (2004) (TV Episode)
Ebert's #6 pick; Roeper's #2 pick.
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) (TV Special)
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Mystic River: Beneath the Surface (2004) (Video)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Mystic River: From Page to Screen (2004) (TV Short)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
A Current Affair: ACA by Request (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown during an interview with Tim Robbins.
Inside the Actors Studio: Laura Linney (2009) (TV Episode)
footage courtesy of: Scenes from "Mystic River" courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
The Eastwood Factor (2010) (Video)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.158 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Kevin Bacon films
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story (2013)
Clips from films shown and were discussed by those interviewed.
Cinemadonna: Shanghai Surprise (2014) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Billy Crystal is wearing a tattoo of an Oscar on his back as he stares out the window; Crystal points at Sean Penn like Kevin Bacon at the parade scene in the end of the film
The Fear (El Miedo) (2006)
Title is used for the name "Mystic Redrum"

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