GenreAction, Crime, Thriller
DirectorsScott Frank
CastLiam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, David Harbour
CountriesUSA, United Kingdom
ProducersDanny DeVito, Tobin Armbrust, Brian Oliver, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
ScreenwritersScott Frank, Lawrence Block (novel)
Production year2014
Running time01:54

People are afraid of all the wrong things.


Formerly a detective with the NYPD, now a recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Neeson) has a lot to make up for. When a series of kidnappings targeting the city’s worst drug criminals escalates to grisly murder, the circuit’s ruthless leader convinces Scudder to find the culprits and bring them to bloody justice. Working as an unlicensed private detective, Matt sees what the police don’t see and treads where they most fear to. Operating just outside the law to track down the monsters responsible, Scudder stops just short of becoming one himself.

Plot outline

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is based on one of 17 Matt Scudder novels written by acclaimed crime novelist Lawrence Block. The Scudder series has been in print for over 40 years and has been translated into over 20 languages.