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?
Second film with James Horner music, in which Gaby Hoffmann appears. The first was Field of Dreams (1989). 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.
BORN A WOMAN
Written by Martha Sharpe
Performed by Sandy Posey
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