PG-13 | | Drama
Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher.
The brief shot, supposedly of Boston, Massachusetts, in the beginning of the film, is actually the Portland, Maine waterfront.
Think Norstad, reason. Have I ever abused you? Did I ever lay a hand on you of anything but friendship on you? Could I? Could you imagine me ever doing so? And what about the past?
Chuck Norstadt: Just tell me you didn't do it, I'll believe you.
McLeod: No, no sir! I ...
When McLeod explains to Norstadt what he does for a living he hands off several magazines and says "Here's a few you might have seen" - it is unlikely that such a teacher would make the mistake of using the singular "here is" as opposed to the plural "here are" when talking about several magazines...
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