Writers (WGA):Isabelle Holland (novel) Malcolm MacRury (screenplay)
Release Date:25 August 1993 (USA)
Tagline:A fatherless boy had almost given up all his dreams... until one man believed in him enough to make them come true.
Plot:Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher.
Plot Keywords:Disfigured Face | Directed By Star | Reference To John Wayne | Child Driving Car | Troubled Family
NewsDesk:Mel Gibson's Film Company Signs Deal With Fox
(From WENN. 18 March 2002)
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(Cast overview, first billed only)
Mel Gibson ... Justin McLeod
Nick Stahl ... Charles E. 'Chuck' Norstadt
Margaret Whitton ... Catherine Palin
Fay Masterson ... Gloria Norstadt
Gaby Hoffmann ... Megan Norstadt
Geoffrey Lewis ... Chief Wayne Stark
Richard Masur ... Prof. Carl Hartley
Michael DeLuise ... Douglas Hall, Gloria's Boyfriend
Ethan Phillips ... Todd Lansing
Jean De Baer ... Mrs. Lansing
Jack De Mave ... Mr. Cooper
Viva ... Mrs. Cooper
Justin Kanew ... Rob Lansing
Sean Kellman ... David Taylor-Fife
Chris Lineburg ... Scott Pearson