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The Lesser Evil (1998)

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When four young boys decide to go over-board with dealing with two bullies, they believe they can get away with their crime. Years later, new evidence appears and the cops are back on the ... See full summary »

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Derek Eastman
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Frank O'Brian
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Ivan Williams
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George
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Young Frank
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Young Derek
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Young George
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Young Ivan
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Detective Hardaway
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Detective Smitts
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Derek's Father
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Dying Man
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Scully
Matthew Francis ...
Jock #2
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When four young boys decide to go over-board with dealing with two bullies, they believe they can get away with their crime. Years later, new evidence appears and the cops are back on the trail to solve the murders. The four - now the owner of a failing lumber company (Colm Feore), a priest (Arliss Howard), a policeman (Tony Goldwyn), and a lawyer (David Paymer) - gather in a remote cabin to discuss what their future actions should be. Told in harrowing flashbacks and with obvious difference of current points-of-view, the men argue out their circumstances. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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28 August 1998 (Italy)  »

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Deras livs misstag  »

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A clip from the film is featured in Party Down Season 2 Episode 5. See more »

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When the boys push the Nova off the cliff into the quarry, the hood and trunk covers fly off, revealing gaping holes where the engine and drive shaft should be. They have obviously pushed an empty shell off the cliff. See more »

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Featured in Party Down: Steve Guttenberg's Birthday (2010) See more »

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tangled web of deception keeps you guessing
17 September 2003 | by (Toronto Canada) – See all my reviews

Four men reunite after 25 years to face a murder they covered up. The story is tangled web of deception that keeps you guessing by cutting to the past to reveal the lies the central characters tell each other. Every time you think you understand a characters motives your shown something that puts everything you thought you knew into doubt. A very cerebral film that kept me guessing right up to the end.


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