Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes. A moving drama from director Barry Levinson.
|Release Date||:||October 18, 1996|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Propaganda Films, Warner Bros., Baltimore Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson|
|Casts||:||Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, Ron Eldard, Billy Crudup, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Vittorio Gassman, Joe Perrino, Brad Renfro, Geoffrey Wigdor, Jonathan Tucker, Terry Kinney, Bruno Kirby, Eugene Byrd, Frank Medrano, Ruth Maleczech|
|Plot Keywords||:||child abuse, sadistic, sexual abuse, pastor, repayment, juvenile prison, court case, pub, court, juvenile delinquent, child|
This movie is one of the best movies made in a long time. Previous comments seem to focus more on whether or not the story is true and seem to forget the phenomenal story. Who cares if the story is true or not? If it is, it only makes the movie that much more disturbing and heart-breaking. What is the big deal if it is or isn't true? It is still an amazing movie with a great story. Most so-called "classics" are not based on true stories, so what makes this movie any different? OK, now that I have said my peace about my feelings about the authenticity of the story, I can now comment on the actual movie. I can not say enough positive things about the movie. The actors are perfectly casted. I think every single one of them do an outstanding job in their portrayal. The story is heart-wrenching and it does an excellent job of getting its point across without showing or saying too much. This movie deserves more than it got.