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
Mike McBain <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 that Gaby Hoffmann appears in. First was Field of Dreams, second was this movie. See more
When McLeod explains to Norstadt what he does for a living he hands off several magazines and says "Here's a few you might have seen" - it is unlikely that such a teacher would make the mistake of using the singular "here is" as opposed to the plural "here are" when talking about several magazines... See more
I like privacy.
Yeah, well, um, what about living alone? Do you like that?
It likes me.
What do you mean?
I've become a proper fairy-tale troll here, Norstadt. Tourist board ought to pay me.
Referenced in Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy
BORN A WOMAN
Written by Martha Sharpe
Performed by Sandy Posey
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