Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Eric Drilling wrote and directed this adaptation of his one-act play, set in rural New England, about alcoholic abuse in a single-parent family. After Dave Holden (Tom Everett Scott) fatally stabs his father while protecting his younger brother Tom (David Moscow), it's Tom who takes the rap and is sent off to a juvenile correction facility. But then Dave discovers dad's debts, works as a dishwasher to pay them off, and finally turns to robbery. Scott was the director of Drilling's one-act play. Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
alcoholism, brother, confession-false, family, love, murder, self-sacrifice