The aftermath of a high school shooting leaves Deanna Cartwright seriously wounded and nine others dead, including the perpetrator. Det. Martin Van Zandt is assigned the unenviable task of investigating the crime and finding someone to hold responsible. His attention settles on Alicia Browning, a darkly troubled outsider who, as the only person present throughout the entire incident, is both the key witness and a possible suspect. Further complicating her isolated existence, Alicia's high school principal compels her to pay a reluctant visit on the still-hospitalized Deanna. Privileged and popular, Deanna differs dramatically from the alienated Alicia. Yet, beneath an upbeat appearance, she is struggling desperately with the emotional and physical scars left by the attack. Over the next few days, united by nothing more than their common suffering, the two young women form an unlikely friendship to cope with the tragic events that threaten to overwhelm them.
A senseless tragedy. An unlikely friendship. A search for answers.
12 April 2002 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Barátnők a bajban
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,467,
5 September 2003, Limited Release
Gross USA: $5,216, 11 September 2003
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
While taking Deanna home from hospital her father switches through the stations and one of the songs that plays briefly is "I don't like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats, which was inspired by the Cleveland Elementary School shooting in 1979. See more
When Principal Robbins opens the locker for Detective Van Zandt, the locker has a keyed combination dial on it. When Van Zandt slams the locker shut, the dial is missing and there are holes in the door where it was moments before. See more
All they'll have left to tell you is the unholy truth: that kids just die. And babies die too. It just happens. So you live with it
Written by Sarah McLachlan
Performed by Sarah McLachlan See more