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Usually cast in showy or unsympathetic supporting roles, Harvey Keitel here gets the rare chance to play a leading role as a "nice guy" -- albeit a nice guy with some serious problems -- in this family drama. Ray Weiler (Keitel) is the widowed father of two girls, high school senior Sonya (Fairuza Balk) and her younger sister Greta (Elizabeth Moss). Ray is full of get-rich-quick schemes that never quite pan out and often skirt the edges of the law. While it's obvious that he loves his daughters, he's hardly a healthy role model, and Sonya and Greta both know it -- dealing with bill collectors and angry investors who've dumped money into one of their father's schemes is just a part of life at the Weiler household. Ray has enrolled Sonya in a private school that he can't actually afford, but he's certain his latest mining venture is going to bring him some real money. Mr. Webster (Vincent D'Onofrio), one of Sonya's teachers, thinks she has a real gift as a writer and should go on to college. Sonya, however, knows that Ray would be against it -- and even if he did approve, how would they pay for it? Meanwhile, Ray seems to have found a backer for his latest mining project -- a man named Jarvis (Chris Penn) -- but one of his partners starts to get cold feet, and Jarvis looks like a man who does not take disappointment well. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Harvey Keitel
as Ray Weiler
Fairuza Balk
as Sonya
Kelly Lynch
as Valery
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Mr. Webster
Diane Baker
as Abigail Tate
Chris Penn
as Jarvis
Amber Benson
as Margaret
Elisabeth Moss
as Greta
Seymour Cassel
as Eddie
Annette O'Toole
as Ginny Rucklehaus
Peggy Gormley
as Mrs Cole
Deborah Aquila
Jefferson Davis
as Test Centre Teacher
Greg Germann
as Mr Drew
Chad Burton
as Vern
Luke Reilly
as Everett
Jeffrey DeMunn
as D.A
William G. Schilling
as Mr Garrity
Samuel Fuller
Richard Venture
as Judge Klein


Anthony Drazan
James G. Robinson
Sheila Ballantyne
Book Author
Davia Nelson
Kristine Johnson
John J. Campbell
Stephen Endelman
Composer (Music Score)
Elizabeth Kling
Joseph T. Garrity
Production Designer
Pat Tagliaferro
Art Director
Stan Wlodkowski
Davia Nelson
Kristine Johnson
Robert W. Cort
Executive Producer
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Gary Barber
Executive Producer
Susan Lyall
Costume Designer
Mark Ulano
Sound/Sound Designer
Linda Fox
First Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila