Grey Lady

Synopsis: When Boston homicide detective James Doyle's partner is killed in an ambush, her dying words provide him with a clue that sends him to the remote island of Nantucket. There in the grey off-season when streets are empty, his hunt for the killer leads him to the heart of island where not even he can hide from the truth.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): John Shea
Production: Beacon Pictures and Broadvision Entertainment
107 min



Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy.

Here we go.

Come on, Dierdre honey,

catch me.

Everybody come on in.

Everybody get in here.

Let's go.

Let's get your picture.

Come on, here we go.

Let's go.

- Everybody say cheese.

- Smile.



Where do you go

when I'm not with you?

That other world.


Your little escape.




Let's go!

Oh, my god.


- Yeah!

- Let's go!


Your card.

Whose quote is this?

I'm good.


Let's just go get the bad guys.


I'm hungry.

Me too.

Hey, let's just go to the

airport and fly away somewhere.

There's no shame

in stepping back for a minute.

Not yet.

Just have to connect the dots.

I know, but when you step back,

you see them better.

It's Marty.

911 just called homicide.

I'm patching you in.

Ma'am, repeat that, please.

Some guy keeps calling me...

Calling me Diedre Doyle.

He's using your sister's

name, Doyle.

You two want to check that out?

All right, have

the uniforms standing by

until you hear from us.


Please hurry!

I'm scared.

Okay, ma'am, this is

detective Maggie Wynn.

The call's coming from

the Hambly gallery

at 14 Hampden street

and Southie.

He says he wants a date.

I mean, Diedre Doyle,

isn't that the teacher

that just got killed?

We're on our way.

Stay calm.

Ma'am, are you sure the caller

said Diedre Doyle?

- Please hurry.

- Stay calm.

Is there a room you can go to,

a safe place, a bathroom,

a closet?

Is there anything else you can

tell us about the caller?

Did he have a distinctive voice,

an accent?

We're approaching the building

now, ma'am.

- Almost there.

- We're right at the...


Help me!

Somebody help me!

Please help me!

Help me!

Please don't!

Somebody, please!



Ma'am, it's all right.

It's all right, ma'am!

We're the police.

It's all right.

No, please, no.

We're the police.

Everything's gonna be fine.


Go, I got this.

It's all right. It's okay.

It's okay.

You'll be fine.

You're okay.

We're here now.

Everything is fine.

Thank you... So much!

Maggie! It's a trap!





Nice catch.

Yeah, I played a little soccer.

Are you in love

with her, too, darling?

With our island?

I don't really know her.

Can you see how she opens

her arms to us?

She's waiting for us.

On that roof, that widow's walk,

that's where all

the women waited

for their men to sail home.

Is there someone

waiting for you?


That's not true.

The Grey lady is.

That's what we call her.

This is for an opening

at an art gallery.

Please come.

You too, darlings.

Tell your friends.

- Thank you.

- Thank you, duchess.

Okay, yeah, sure.


How you doing, man?

My name's Johnson.

How'd you know I was coming?

Your commissioner

called my chief.

Can I?

So, Jim.


Can I call you James?

People call me Doyle.

Why? Were you ex-military?

I'm marines.

I just don't like my first name.

Well, neither do I.

It's Julian.

So, where you staying?

Come on, tell me.

I'll show you the way.

So, my commissioner called, huh?


Got a problem with that?


So, this is the weather here?

Fog one minute, rain the next?

Oh, yeah.

It's the Grey lady.

You know, she's, uh,

she's a woman,

so she changes her mind.

And over here on your right is

the safe harbor guest house.

This looks like

a working vacation.

You must be a detective.


Station's right in town.

Why don't you stop by,

have a coffee?

Chief's waiting to meet you.

I'll walk back.

Miss cash will help you

get settled.

Room's at the top on your right.

Boxes you sent are in there.

Toilet's broken.

Use the bath down the hall.

If you come in late, tiptoe.

Other guests might arrive.

Cold breakfast and hot coffee

available all day.

Help yourself.

- Mr. Doyle.

I'll get your bags if you smile.

Come on, you're on Nantucket.


Doyle, it's me, Johnson.

The chief wants to see you.

I did not see that gun.

Come on.

I'll wait for you in the car.

Right up there is the bank,

the drugstore.

Those roads up there take you

to other parts of the island.

There's a catholic church,

post office,

and down there's

a movie theater.

And this is chief Maguire.

Chris Maguire.

How you doing?

Well, I wanted you to see

the heart of the island,

and this is it.

Main and federal.

You got people from all over

the world coming here.

All colors and creeds,

and peacefully.

We want to keep it that way.

Sorry about your partner

and your sister.

You lose people like that,

you lose...

Pieces of yourself.

There's a lot of good people

on this rock.

They'll help you heal.

When we were in the military,

we saw...

A lot of dark human behavior.

Come back here, and it was good.


Commissioner Daley's office.

This is Doyle returning

for the commissioner.

What are you doing

on Nantucket?

Same thing you should be doing

in Boston...

Trying to find the guy.

You're in direct violation

of my order.

You don't find him, I will.

I'm pulling your badge

and suspending your pay.

You know I don't care

about that stuff.

Find him.


What's your emergency?

Hey, what's up?

Marty, they locked me

out of the database.

You said they wouldn't.

- They had to.

I want you to run

two names for me.

Dolores Doyle, known as Lola,

and Elizabeth Doyle,

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John Shea

John Victor Shea III ( SHAY; born April 14, 1949) is an American actor, producer, and director. His career began on Broadway where he starred in Yentl, subsequently winning his first major award, the 1975 Theatre World Award. Shortly after his Off-Broadway career began, Lee Strasberg invited Shea to join the Actors Studio where he spent several years studying method acting. He made his television film debut in The Nativity (1978), alongside Madeleine Stowe. Billed alongside Hellen Mirren, he starred in the noir film Hussy (1980), and the Academy Award-winning drama, Missing (1982). In 1988, Shea won his first Emmy for his performance as William Stern in Baby M. Shea's subsequent films include, the comedy thriller Coast to Coast (1987), the drama Windy City (1984), the dark crime feature Small Sacrifices (1989), the political thriller The Insurgents (2006), the Tamil language thriller Achchamundu! Achchamundu! (2009), the drama An Invisible Sign (2010), and the foreign film The Italian Key (2011). His breakthrough came when he was cast as Lex Luthor in the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman subsequently being cast as Adam Kane in the 2000s Mutant X series. Shea's public profile increased in 2012 after his five-year role as Harold Waldorf, Blair Waldorf's father on Gossip Girl. Shea has been also noted for his political involvement in social equity which in 1984 led him to organize the largest peace rally in the history of the United States garnering praise by various non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International. In 2014, Shea announced his directional debut with Grey Lady released in mid-2017. more…

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