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.
Did You Know?
The poetry Justin recites to himself as he is sitting alone by the fire is a translation of the first four lines of the Aeneid, an epic poem written in Latin, in the first century B.C. by Publius Vergilius Maro, better known in English as Virgil. The same lines are inscribed on the plaque on the clock Chuck had admired earlier, but with the words in a different order from the lines as written by Virgil. 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
People spend too much time thinking of the past. Whatever else it is, it's gone.
(from RED RIVER)
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin See more