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.
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.
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You know, I can't see your scars anymore. I can hardly even tell they're there.
Referenced in Minority Report
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