Can criminal behavior run in a family? Hoping to break any possibility of a cycle, the son of a convicted murder becomes a police officer. But after years of service, Vincent LaMarca (Robert De Niro) is given a new homicide case to investigate -- and the most likely suspect is his own son (James Franco).

MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and some violence

Why is City By the Sea rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: City By the Sea is rated R for for language, drug use and some violence

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