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A teenager tries to shield his family from his father's violence in this downbeat drama. Jimmy West (Ryan Phillippe) is a young man growing up within a horribly dysfunctional family in a small Texas town. His father Ray (John Savage) is a Vietnam veteran whose physical and emotional scars from the war have turned him into a psychotic; he terrorizes his two younger children, Mikey (Adam Burke) and Mark (Devon Michael), brutalizes his wife Kate (Nastassja Kinski), and sometimes forces Jimmy and Kate to have sex at gunpoint. Jimmy's girlfriend Traci (Jenny Lewis) is about to move away to attend college, and while Jimmy would like to go with her (and with his abilities as a baseball player he could probably win a scholarship), he's afraid to leave his mother and siblings behind with no protection against Ray's abuse. One night, a man stops by Ray's tavern and begins asking questions; the stranger arouses Ray's fear and suspicion, and he never makes it home after an "accident" in the man's room. The death leads the local police to begin asking questions of their own, and soon a number of ugly revelations about the family's history come to light. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 29, 1998

Cast

Ryan Phillippe
as Jimmy West
Nastassja Kinski
as Kate West
John Savage
as Ray West
Tyrin Turner
as Nate Carr
Jenny Lewis
as Traci Connor
Shirley Knight
as Doris Knight
John Doman
as Andy Berg
Devon Michael
as Mark West
Nastassja Kinski
as Kate West
John Savage
as Ray West
John Doman
as Andy Berg
Shirley Knight
as Doris Knight
Jenny Lewis
as Traci Connor
Tyrin Turner
as Nate Carr

Crew

Antonio Tibaldi
Director
Amedeo Ursini
Producer
Michael Boston
Screenwriter
Ron Hagen
Cinematographer
Stewart Copeland
Composer (Music Score)
Antonio Tibaldi
Editor
Tobin Taylor
Editor
John Frick
Production Designer
Virginia Giritlian
Executive Producer
Gabriella Villarreal
Set Designer
April Ferry
Costume Designer
Michelle Guillermin
Casting
Ginger Sledge
Line Producer
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