Joshua, a teenager with a drugged-out mother on the run, wanders into the affluent community of Carmel, California. After getting himself into trouble, the authorities try to track down his mother. But in the meantime, a successful artist/businessman offers to take in Joshua and let him have a chance at a good life. His motives are questionable considering his line of business and how he plans to use Joshua's artistic talents, but Joshua has met a girl and he's not sure if the money is worth selling off his morals.
Love by design, Friendship by paint, Death by brush
Did You Know?
The film is based and filmed in Carmel, California, where Clint Eastwood was once mayor. The film stars Eastwood's Son, Scott Eastwood and his then wife, Dina Eastwood. See more
When Everly Campbell and Bernie are in the basement talking about Joshua doing the forged painting a crew member wearing a headset is reflected in the glass cabinet behind the two men. See more
I learned to say "I'm sorry" and "thank you" and how to keep my fists to myself, but the best lesson I learned...
Help me up.
First you kiss the hand and then you kiss the girl.
Written by Horace Silver
Performed by Horace Silver
Published by Ecaroh Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music See more