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, igniting the town's suspicion and hostility. McLeod instills in his protégé a love of justice and freedom from prejudice which sustains Chuck beyond the end of the film. Written by
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A fatherless boy had almost given up all his dreams... until one man believed in him enough to make them come true.
Did You Know?
The scene between Justin and Charles on the mountain overlooking the water was filmed on Bradbury Mountain, located in Pownal, Maine. Because of the steep fall to the water, the mountain has had, for many years, a protective fence on the side facing the water. The filmmakers took down the fence prior to filming and replaced it after. See more
When Gibson is giving Stahl his mock exam results from his truck, you can see a boom mic reflected in the cars windscreen. See more
Chuck at age 17
But there's always a face before me now, somewhere out beyond the edge of the crowd.
References Bambi Meets Godzilla
CH'ELLA MI CREDA
(from LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST)
Written by Giacomo Puccini
(as G. Puccini), Guelfo Civinini
(as C. Civinini),
(as C. Zangarini) and David Belasco
(as D. Belasco)
Performed by Jussi Björling
Courtesy of Decca/London Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets See more