The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was incinerated and for which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He is also suspected of being a pedophile. He is befriended by Chuck, causing the town’s suspicion and hostility to be ignited. McLeod inculcates in his protege a love of justice and freedom from prejudice which sustains him beyond the end of the film.
|Tagline:||A fatherless boy had almost given up all his dreams… until one man believed in him enough to make them come true.|
|Cast:||Bernard Behrens, Chris Lineburg, David A. McLaughlin, David Warner, Earl Boen, Ethan Phillips, Fay Masterson, Francis X. McCarthy, Gaby Hoffmann, Geoffrey Lewis, George Furth, George Martin, Jack De Mave, James Cromwell, Jean De Baer, Jeffrey Combs, Jessica Taisey, Justin Kanew, Kathleen Turner, Kelly Wood, Lawrence Wescott Jr., Margaret Whitton, Mary Lamar Mahler, Mel Gibson, Merv Griffin, Michael Currie, Michael DeLuise, Nick Stahl, Paul Benedict, Perla Walter, Peter Hobbs, Randi Brooks, Richard Brestoff, Richard Masur, Robert DeDiemar Jr., Robert Hitt, Sean Kellman, Sissy Spacek, Stanja Lowe, Stepfanie Kramer, Steve Martin, Timothy Sawyer, Viva, William Meisle, Zach Grenier|
|Director:||Carl Reiner, Mel Gibson|