R | | Drama
A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold.
Sean Penn intended to quit acting and focus on directing films. Although his intention did not come to pass, Penn went on to win two Oscars for acting.
We didn't see or hear from Frank for a good six months, when our lives took a turn.
After the chase scene near the end of the film between Joe in the police car and Frank in the Buick, Joe turns off the red police lights, then the car's headlamps and steps out of the car and stands next to it. In the final scene we see Joe still standing next to the police car but the car's headlamps have mysteriously come on again.
$34,047 (USA) (22 September 1991)