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.
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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 poem about airplanes that McLeod gives to Chuck to read is "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee. See more
When the family is having breakfast and the mom announces her wedding plans, we see the sister Meg fill a bowl with cereal and milk. Moments later when they argue, she throws her cereal at Gloria. But Gloria is shown as perfectly dry, when she should be covered in cereal and milk. See more
People spend too much time thinking of the past. Whatever else it is, it's gone.
Referenced in Minority Report
BORN A WOMAN
Written by Martha Sharpe
Performed by Sandy Posey
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