Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Emmy Rossum, Kevin Bacon, Laura Linney, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Question: Can anyone tell me the name of the actor who plays Jimmy's father-in-law? He briefly turns up at the wake, and I'm reasonably sure that Jimmy addresses him as "Theo".
Chosen answer: The actor's name is Kevin Conway.
Question: Why didn't Tim Robbins tell Penn FROM THE BEGINNING that he killed a pedophile not his daughter? Penn's character was a gangster from the old days, so he would have known what to do and not to.
Chosen answer: He was afraid to admit he'd murdered someone. And since he was innocent about the daughter he assumed the real killer would be found. He also assumed nobody would believe him, which they didn't.
Answer: Dave kills the pedophile because he sees himself in him. His experience as a child has led him to have thoughts about harming children himself. He would rather die than have anyone know the shame of these secret thoughts.
Question: Does anyone know why they changed Jimmy's last name to 'Markum' from 'Marcus' (which it is in the books)?
Chosen answer: 9 times out of 10, a character's name is changed to avoid legal action, ie, there may be only one man in the US named Jimmy Marcus who might complain that a character is named after him.
Question: If anyone has read the book, does Jimmy get away with murdering Dave?
Chosen answer: At the end of the book, Jimmy is still free, but Sean makes it clear that he will be watching Jimmy very closely.
Question: What is the "vampire movie" that Dave is watching?
Chosen answer: 'Vampires' 1998, directed by John Carpenter.
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