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Three college students, two guys and a girl, encounter bigotry and violence in a small town, and solve the murder of a gay friend. See more »
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Brendan Hines ... Peter (as Brendan P. Hines)

Elizabeth Banks ... Rachel

Kris Park ... Alex

A Martinez ... Father Ed

Peter Onorati ... Mike

Jesse Tyler Ferguson ... Ogden

Joshua Harto ... Scott

Kia Goodwin ... Deborah (as Kia Joy Goodwin)

Chris Messina ... Silvio

Nathaniel Marston ... Robert

Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Edgar (as Daniel Sherman)
Rusty De Wees ... Bill Parish (as Rusty DeWees)
Brian Hammer ... Gas Attendant
William Mahone ... Detective Arcudi
Lynn Bowman ... Mrs. Scherm
Annie Davidson ... Young Mother
Parker White ... Boy
John Wilson ... Prison Guard
Trevor Lavine ... Police Officer
Jefferson Spady ... Radio Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ken Holmes ... Churchgoer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Henry Davis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Mahone 

Produced by
Chris Bongirne .... producer
John Henry Davis .... producer
William Mahone .... executive producer
J.B. White .... producer
Original Music by
Brian Adler 
Cinematography by
Mathieu Roberts 
Film Editing by
Paul Zehrer 
Casting by
Tom Alberg 
Vince Liebhart 
Production Design by
Henry Dunn 
Art Direction by
Daniel Meeker 
Set Decoration by
Kate Foster 
Costume Design by
Christianne Myers 
Makeup Department
Diana Jones .... makeup artist
Production Management
Karen Preus .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Monique LaMontagne .... assistant director
Art Department
Pierre Vial .... property master
Sound Department
Timothy Anderson .... sound editor
Max Kalmanowicz .... sound
Peter Levin .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Levin .... supervising sound editor
Barbara Parks .... supervising sound editor
Tyler Stephens .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Lambiase .... key grip
Other crew
Dale Capellanio .... key production assistant

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Thought provoking film about prejudice., 22 October 2001
Author: Havan_IronOak from NYC/FL

After a somewhat mysterious failure counseling a gay youth, Peter questions his calling to the priesthood and drops out of the Episcopal seminary. He moves into a shack near the campus where his lifelong best friend Alex is attending college and where `Father Ed' a youngish Episcopal priest has his congregation. Father Ed has been an advisor and friend to Peter for some time and questions Peter's decision to give up his calling. Father Ed also uses his pulpit to question the preaching of a radical Christian cell on campus that is promoting prejudice and the hatred of homosexuals.

When a tragic accident occurs we see the aftermath and are forced to confront our prejudices as the details slowly come to light.

Overall this is an enjoyable story well told, that allows the audience to see other aspects of prejudice beyond the obvious.

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