Edge of Darkness

Synopsis: Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Martin Campbell
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

Come on, Daddy!

Let's go play on the beach.

Just going to take my

shoes off, okay?

Yeah, it's cold, huh?

It's going to be

a big castle.

Let me know if you

strike oil, okay?

- Hi.

- Hi, how are you?

I've been waiting

here forever.

Oh, Dad.

The train was on time,

you're always early.

- Are you starting already?

- Why? You cant take it?

Come on, lets go home.

You alright, honey?

You know there's things

you can tell me.

Im not as bad at

communication and...

so on and so forth as

you might think.

I've lived in the world.

I'm not pregnant.

No. No, I wasn't

saying that.

Yeah you were.

Are you seeing someone?

Yeah, I am.

Someone with a name?

- Nah, you wouldn't like him.

- How do you know that?

How do you know

I wouldn't like him?

I wish you had someone.

Who says I dont have a honey

stashed away somewhere?

You're my girl.

Yeah, well, I'm not really

sure how to cook it.

You finally got a vegetable and

I dont know if I can eat it.

You alright? You've been

to the doctor, right?

When was the last

time you went?

- I have a physical every year.

- That's right. They make you.

Careful. So how did you

get time off from work?

You dont even know

what I do.

Of course I know

what you do.

Dad. I'm a glorified intern.

I can get off when I want.

I wanted to come home.

I'm glad you did.

Maybe you'll tell me

what's bothering you.

I'm just tired, you know.

I think I got a bug.

Yeah? Want to lay down?

Go upstairs, lay down.

I got your room all

ready for you.

I know you do, Dad.

Ginger-ale. That will settle

your stomach. I'll get some.

I always keep some

ginger-ale on hand.

Honey, honey.

You alright?

- Dad...

- Yeah?

Oh my god I have to

go to a doctor!

Dad, I got to tell you something

I should have told you!

I got you.


Oh Jesus!

You're my girl.

I... I know...

Through this

holy anointment...

love and mercy...

with... with the grace...

may the... may the...

About five nine, five ten.

Thinks he was white from

what he could see through

the eyes of the ski mask.

Yelled out one word, "Craven",

and then he fired.

Jesus Christ.

Then he ran.

Didn't pursue.

You want some water or

coffee or something?

You want something


I know somewhere in there

is a bottle of Crown Royal

with dust all over it.

You're going to put the first

foot forward, Tommy,

I dont care if its now.

I'll sit with you, okay?

Get out.

Get out of here.

He's not a basket

case. Get out.

- Somebody make some coffee.

- I want a glass of ginger ale.

Get him a ginger ale.

We'll get him, Tommy.

You know how we

react to thing like this.

Officer involved.

"Office involved". We ought to

do that for everybody, right?

"Officer involved". Who the f***

do you think you are?

If you want to get philosophical,

I'll get philosophical.

- Want to get cleaned up?

- No, I'm alright.

I want you to come stay

with Carol and me.


- You can't stay here.

- It's where I live.

- If you won't come with me...

- Just tell everybody to just

get out of here, just finish

what they got to do and go.

This is someone armed

and dangerous...

What do you think I am?

Can everybody get out?

I'd like them to go,

can they just go finish

what they do and go?

Get out.

Get out!

Craven's phone. Hello?

Are you alright?

Dad, are you alright?

Yeah, I'm fine.

Whose my little girl?


Whose one of

those sweethearts?


...shooting last night, the

daughter of a Boston

Police Detective leads our

news. Emma Craven, 24,

an MIT graduate, was killed

in front of her home in

Roslindale by a man thought

to be targeting her father..

Cathy, from what I understand,

police don't have much to

go on right now.

Lisa, there is still a lot of

unanswered question when it

comes to this case.

was gunned down outside of

this Roslindale home on the

porch just behind me. Sources

tell me the suspect in this case...

Turn that sh*t off.

- You alright?

- Yeah, I'm fine.

None of your neighbors

saw anything.

And the rain hasn't left

much for forensics.

We need to go through

your cases, Tommy.

You must have an instinct

on this. Something.

Not off the top

of my head, no.

They want to see you

upstairs first, anyway.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

This is off-subject, but this

is my daughters phone.

I need a list of all the contacts,

I got to talk to her friends,

- associates, whatever...

- Yeah yeah.

Janet can do all that.

Don't worry about it.

Blocked incomings too.


Sorry for your loss. Anything

you need from me and Mary.

And let us know about

the arrangements.

It'll be in the Globe

and the Herald.

I haven't been down to,

you know, the...

Thank you.

Bill Whitehouse

is running things.

He has every resource this

department possesses.

This is a cop thing.

Officer involved.

So, will you take a

leave of absence?


We can't have you on this

investigation. It's a rule.

Well, since it's me that's got

to figure out who would want

to kill me, for reasons only

I would know about, then

I'd rather get paid for it.

So the rules don't apply.

- He's right, isnt he?

- I think he is, yeah.

I have to make a statement to

the media. Is there anything

you want in there? You

want to stand with me?

- No, thank you.

- They want to see you.

I don't want any part of it.


I'm not going to sit in the

Murder Room. No point to it.

There's no physical evidence.

If we got the gun or something.

Jesus, I can't think.

It'll come to me.

It'll come to me but it's not

going to come to me here.

I've got to drive around.

I have to think.

You do what you need to do.

You keep me informed.

I'll punch you in.

I got to go. The Coroner

wants to ID the body.

- Are you up to it?

- Yeah.

I want my case files

brought up.

Nothing this year makes any

sense to me at all.


I'll have them sent

to your house.


Cause of death:

arising from gunshot wounds.

Massive hemorrhage. Heart

seizures due to shock.

Tom, this is very difficult.

You've done this before,

but it's not the same...

Let's get it over with.

Is this your daughter,

Emma Charlotte Craven?

Yes, it is.

Leave her alone.

Let me have

some scissors.

- What was that Tom?

- Scissors. I need some scissors.

Don't cry.

I'm not.

I dont know if

I can make it.

You have to.


You're wasting two guys

here at my house, Bill.

If you want them in the

neighborhood, then have

them going door to door.

Someone's trying to kill

you Tom. They're staying.

I got nothing. Nothing.

I don't have enemies.

I never lived life or said

what I thought enough

to have enemies.

Listen, you know

I understand.

I'm not stuck in a personal

conversation with you, Bill.

Don't get nervous.

And tell the two uniforms

in the cruiser to stop pissing

in the bushes. They can

come into the house.

This is your beach.

Hey Daddy.

Come on in.

Come on, Daddy!

Okay, sweetheart,

I'll be right there.

Go on.


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William Monahan

William J. Monahan (born November 3, 1960) is an American screenwriter and novelist. His second produced screenplay was The Departed, a film that earned him a Writers Guild of America Award and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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