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USA: Warner Bros
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt, Paul Dooley, Jonathan Jackson, Katharine Isabelle, Larry Holden, Jay Brazeau, Tasha Simms, Frank C Turner
Director: Christopher Nolan
UK: 118 mins
USA Rated: R for language, some violence and brief nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate violence
USA Release Date: 24 May 2002
UK Release Date: 30 August 2002
From acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (MEMENTO) comes the story of Will Dormer (Al Pacino), a veteran LAPD detective who travels to a small Alaskan town with his partner Hap (Martin Donovan) to investigate the disturbing murder of a 17 year-old girl.
Under the glare of the region's perpetual daylight, Dormer and Hap close in on the primary suspect, reclusive novelist Walter Finch (Robin Williams). During a tense stakeout on a rocky, fog-shrouded beach, Finch disappears into the mist and out of Dormer's grasp. As he makes his escape, shots are fired and Hap is killed.
As he struggles to cope with his sense of responsibility and remorse over his partner's death, Dormer is forced into a psychological game of cat-and-mouse by the brilliantly malevolent Finch. The stakes escalate as Dormer contends with an unproven but perceptive local cop Ellie Burr (Hilary Swank), and becomes increasingly entangled in Finch's web of manipulation.