The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.
- Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Malpaso Productions
- Keyword: child abuse, loss of loved one, sexual abuse, based on novel or book, repayment, suppressed past, arbitrary law, boston, massachusetts, workers' quarter, massachusetts, loyalty, whodunit, guilt, childhood sexual abuse, vengeance
- Cast: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney