Directed by Mel Gibson | Starring: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Gaby Hoffmann, Geoffrey Lewis

Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town after his face is disfigured from an automobile accident ten years earlier, in which a boy was incinerated—and for which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Also suspected of being a paedophile, he is befriended by Chuck, causing the town's suspicions and hostility to be ignited.