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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David Mackay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Feore ... Derek Eastman
Tony Goldwyn ... Frank O'Brian
Arliss Howard ... Ivan Williams
David Paymer ... George
Steven Petrarca ... Young Frank
Jonathan Scarfe ... Young Derek
Adam Scott ... Young George
Marc Worden ... Young Ivan
Jack Kehler ... Detective Hardaway
Richard Riehle ... Detective Smitts
Mason Adams ... Derek's Father
Anne Haney ... Derek's Mother
Matt Bohling Matt Bohling ... Dying Man
Chris Blackwelder Chris Blackwelder ... Scully
Matthew Francis 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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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 young George is surrounded by the bullies outside the liquor store and the other three kids walk up, the boom mic can be seen in the lower foreground for several seconds. See more »

Connections

References Piranha (1978) See more »

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A teenage prank gets out of hand. Suspense prevails.
21 September 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

A very talented double cast of characters and excellent use of flashbacks makes for a very good dark drama. Four young friends meet in an abandon quarry and a devious prank turns into an accidental double murder. The four go their separate ways and meet again as adults when the authorities get close to solving the crime by tracing the gun back to one of the four. Now the four turn on each other in order to protect themselves.

The four adult friends are played by David Paymer, Tom Goldwyn, Arlis Howard and Colm Feore. Their younger counterparts are Adam Scott, Jonathan Scarfe, Marc Warden and Steven Petrarca. Both sets of actors were brilliant. Not exactly predictable and enough tension to curl the hair on the back of your neck. One minute you feel sorry for each of these characters and then a few moments later you want to slap a knot on them yourself. Suspense and nail biting galore. You wear yourself out just watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lesser Evil See more »

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Moondog Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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