The Pledge

The Pledge movie poster
MPAA rating: R
Genre: Drama
Jack Nicholson is a retiring police chief who promises a distraught mother (Robin Wright Penn) he'll catch the killer of her young daughter. Sean Penn directs.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Benicio del Toro, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn
Director: Sean Penn
Running time: 2:03
Release: Opened Jan 19, 2001

Editorial Review

On the day of his retirement, detective Jerry Black (NICHOLSON) accepts a gift- an airline ticket to Mexico. But when the body of a murdered eight-year-old girl is discovered in the mountains, Jerry offers his expertise at the crime scene. When an ambitious younger cop wrenches a dubious confession from a simple-minded suspect, the case is closed... but not for Jerry.