Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This melodramatic thriller is not one of Elia Kazan's directorial shining moments. Kazan, who is better-known for such great films as On the Waterfront, made this film, with his friends, on a very low budget. It is probably most notable for featuring James Woods in an early role. Bill Schmidt (Woods) is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and wants to take it easy. His father-in-law Harry Wayne (Patrick McVey), who hates his guts, takes exception to this. When two other veterans show up looking to harass Schmidt, Harry helps pave their way straight to his door. Bill prosecuted them in Vietnam for murder and rape, and they've just gotten out of prison.
brutality, conviction, husband, killing, prison, rape, revenge, sex-crime, testimony, victim, home, release, visit, woods [place]