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 Alicia is being interrogated she asks for a cigarette and Detective Mcready pulls out a pack of Marlboro reds, which are "full flavor" and have brown filters, and hands her one. A minute later when Alicia snuffs the cigarette out in an ashtray is has a white filter, like "light" cigarette has. See more
Who sent these?
These flowers, there's no card. Who sent them?
He's an idiot. Look at this. Three gladiolus, five carnations, and a bunch of white roses?
I think they're pretty.
It's funeral standard. Your boy's got a green thumb up his ass. Either that, or he's got a great sense of humor. Do you know why the carnation became the funeral flower? Because they smell super sweet. They're overpowering, right? So back in the old days, before they'd figured out how to preserve dead...