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City by the Sea

City by the Sea

2002

As a haunted New York detective, Robert De Niro must confront the ghosts of his troubled past when his estranged son (James Franco) becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. A journey to Long Beach's crumbling boardwalks forces him to face the devastating consequences of his own failures as a father and the unhealed wounds of their fractured relationship.

Runtime: 108 min

Box Office: $30M

Language:

Ratings:

Metacritic

50

Metascore

8.4

User Score

Metacritic
review

48%

TOMATOMETER

review

40%

User Score

Metacritic

57.0

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User Score

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Here's my rephrased version of the section:

As a grizzled New York City Police Department detective, Vincent LaMarca (Robert De Niro) carries the weight of his troubled past with every step. The ghosts of his father's dark deeds continue to haunt him - a man who was executed for murder when Vincent was just 8 years old. The tragedy stemmed from a desperate act of kidnapping for ransom, which ended in disaster. Now, Vincent is driven by a sense of redemption, pouring his energy into his work and personal life. Though he once called Long Beach home, he has since relocated to the Big Apple.

Vincent's son, Joey La Marca (James Franco), lives on the opposite coast, trapped in a cycle of homelessness and addiction. The last time Vincent saw Joey was 14 years ago, when he abandoned his son and his son's mother, opting instead for solitude. He has confided in his current girlfriend, Michelle (Frances McDormand), that he is childless.

However, fate intervenes when Joey becomes embroiled in a drug-related killing out in Long Beach. Vincent's reluctance to get involved stems from the stigma of his own father's crimes, which he feels are somehow tied to his son's misfortunes. Michelle struggles to understand her boyfriend's silence and inaction.

Meanwhile, Joey's partner, Gina (Eliza Dushku), is fighting to stay sober for the sake of their infant son, Angelo - a child Joey has fathered. Desperate to save her loved one from further trouble, Gina implores Vincent to intervene on Joey's behalf. After she abandons Angelo with Vincent, he finds himself saddled with the responsibility of caring for the toddler.

Vincent's trusted partner, Reg (George Dzundza), is sympathetic to his friend's plight and works tirelessly to clear Joey's name. When a tip leads them to an abandoned casino in Long Beach, where Joey is rumored to reside, Reg and another officer set out to apprehend him. Tragically, during the search, Reg falls victim to a brutal shooting at the hands of the ruthless local drug enforcer, Spyder (William Forsythe).

With Reg's death, the police are convinced that Joey has committed not one, but two murders - including the slaying of an officer. A massive manhunt ensues, with authorities hell-bent on capturing the "armed and dangerous cop-killer." It appears increasingly likely that if they track him down, Joey will meet a fatal end at their hands.

As Vincent's paternal instincts intensify, he becomes resolute in taking drastic measures to salvage his estranged relationship with his son, not just for the sake of their troubled past, but also for the innocence of their young grandson. The prospect of raising a child without a mother or father figure is too dire to contemplate, and so Vincent decides to reappear in his son's life, determined to break the cycle of abandonment that has haunted him since childhood. His personal crusade gains momentum when he uncovers concrete evidence linking Spyder to Reg's demise.

However, the road to redemption proves arduous, as Vincent's search for Spyder culminates in a tense standoff, with him facing down his adversary at gunpoint. The tables turn when Joey arrives on the scene, dispatching Spyder in self-defense. But despite this turning point, the young man remains wary of his father's true intentions, suspecting that Vincent's ultimate goal is to apprehend him as a cop rather than genuinely reconnect with his son.

As Vincent strives to win over his son's trust, he finally succeeds in persuading Joey that his love and concern are genuine. When additional law enforcement closes in on their location, Vincent uses his own body to shield his son from harm, ensuring that any attempts to apprehend Joey would first require the authorities to shoot Vincent.

In the end, Joey is taken into custody without incident, and as he's led away, father and son share a fleeting, bittersweet moment of understanding before parting ways once more.