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Mystic River

Official site: http://mysticrivermovie.warnerbros.com/
Author: Dennis Lehane
Screenwriter: Brian Helgeland
Director: Clint Eastwood

Cast

Sean Penn Jimmy Markham
Tim Robbins Dave Boyle
Kevin Bacon Sean Devine
Laurence Fishburne Whitey Powers
Marcia Gay Harden Celeste Boyle
Laura Linney Annabeth Markham
Kevin Chapman Val Savage
Tom Guiry Brendan Harris
Emmy Rossum Katie Markham
Spencer Treat Clark Silent Ray Harris

In Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, a murder mystery in South Boston unites three men who have been friends since childhood. Grippingly powerful performances from the entire cast--Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Marcia Gay Harden, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, and Laura Linney--combined with gritty photography, an exceptionally emotional script, and a convincing working-class Boston setting make this film one of Eastwood's most consistent and penetrating works.


Seabiscuit

Official site: http://seabiscuitmovie.com/
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Screenwriter: Gary Ross
Director: Gary Ross

Cast

Tobey Maguire Red Pollard
Jeff Bridges Charles Howard
Chris Cooper Tom Smith
William H. Macy Tick Tock McGlaughlin

From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Dave) comes the motion-picture adaptation of the story that transfixed a nation from one of the most beloved and widely read nonfiction books of the past decade: Seabiscuit: An American Legend.

To film the tale of the down-and-out racehorse that took the entire nation on the ride of a lifetime, screenwriter/director/producer Ross has assembled an impressive list of seasoned and accomplished filmmaking talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Joining TobeyMaguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper in the cast are Elizabeth Banks (Catch Me If You Can, Spider-Man) as Marcela Howard, Charles Howard's wife; Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens (in his motion picture debut) as George "The Iceman" Woolf; and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy (Fargo, Boogie Nights) as reporter "Tick-Tock" McGlaughlin.