In its heyday, the New York borough of Long Beach was a tourist haven labelled 'the city by the sea'. But now it's a derelict zone riddled with drug addicts and criminals.
Raised in Long Beach, detective Vincent La Marca (De Niro) long fled his crumbling hometown for Manhattan. But he left behind a painful past - his own father was executed by the state for a fatal kidnapping and now his estranged son is the main suspect in a street murder.
And Detective La Marca is the man assigned to hunt him down and bring him in.
Based on a riveting true story, Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand and talented newcomer James Franco ('James Dean', 'Spider-man') deliver powerhouse performances in this stunningly realised film